F. Scott Fitzgerald: Novels and Stories 1920-1922

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Novels and Stories 1920-1922

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by Jackson R. Bryer
     
 

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In one volume for the first time, the celebrated early works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: the novels This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned and story collections Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age.See more details below

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In one volume for the first time, the celebrated early works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: the novels This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned and story collections Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age.

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Library Journal
Young Scott Fitzgerald was not having much luck: he'd flunked out of Princeton, his hope for military glory was dashed with the signing of the armistice on the day he was due to depart for Europe, and his best girl, Zelda, didn't want to date a pauper. In 1920, however, his luck changed when Scribner bought his first manuscript, This Side of Paradise, and introduced him to the world, which welcomed him warmly. This latest Library of America volume includes that first novel plus several works written during Fitzgerald's younger and more vulnerable years: Flappers and Philosophers (short stories, 1920), The Beautiful and Damned (novel, 1922), and Tales of the Jazz Age (short stories, 1922). The short stories include such gems as "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "The Ice Palace," and "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz." Though all this material is readily available, and, one hopes, always will be, it's wonderful having Fitzgerald's fledgling works together in a quality hardcover. Jazz up your collection with this fine volume. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
You know those Library of America editions? Glossy, black dust jackets with the scripted last name of the author, deep-colored fabric covers, and that luxurious ribbon to keep your place (and its own) in an interrupting world. Contained in this volume on Fitz are and (novels), and and (stories). Additional materials are a lengthy and detailed chronology, and editorial notes by Jackson Bryer (English, U. of Maryland). It's a good time for rereading the script for that decadent decade too much like the present. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Caleb Crain
The Library of America has released F. Scott Fitzgerald's early novels and stories at a fitting moment . . . what flowers were to Keats, the leisure of the upper classes was to Fitzgerald -- lush, sensuous and real, a symbol of the ideal that was also a fragile thing, as ephemeral as pleasure. Keats couldn't have been so poetic without bowers of dittany and sweetbriar; Fitzgerald required Delmonico's, bespoke shirts and the south of France. It wasn't necessarily fair that the rich had more leisure -- or more flowers -- than other people, but since they did, Fitzgerald wrote about them.
New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598532968
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Library of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1075
Sales rank:
1,165,890
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Jackson R. Bryer, editor, is professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and editor of F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Critical Reception and, with John Kuehl, of Dear Scott / Dear Max: The Fitzgerald–Perkins Correspondence.

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