Taps at Reveille

Taps at Reveille

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
     
 

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taps at Reveille is one of the author's strongest collections of short fiction. It brings together several of his best stories from the late 1920s and early 1930s, including 'Crazy Sunday', and 'Babylon Revisited', a story considered by many to be his masterpiece in the genre. Fitzgerald assembled the collection in a time of debt and personal

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taps at Reveille is one of the author's strongest collections of short fiction. It brings together several of his best stories from the late 1920s and early 1930s, including 'Crazy Sunday', and 'Babylon Revisited', a story considered by many to be his masterpiece in the genre. Fitzgerald assembled the collection in a time of debt and personal difficulty, working with texts that had, in many cases, been censored by the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Using evidence from the drafts that bear Fitzgerald's final revisions, this edition presents for the first time restored texts of the stories, with censored material reinstated and sexual innuendo as Fitzgerald originally intended. This volume offers as well an extended historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual apparatus, and, in an appendix, 'Thank You for the Light', a vignette recently discovered among Fitzgerald's literary remains and published for the first time in 2012.

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"If you want to see what Fitzgerald really intended his writing to say, get thenew editionofTaps At Reveille. For West's work we should all - including Scott Fitzgerald - be very grateful."
Anne Margaret Daniel, Huffington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107470378
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald Series
Pages:
435
Sales rank:
605,216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

James L. W. West, III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. His most recent book is Making the Archives Talk (2011), a collection of essays.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 24, 1896
Date of Death:
December 21, 1940
Place of Birth:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Education:
Princeton University

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