Best Jazz Age Stories

Best Jazz Age Stories

Audiobook(Cassette - Unabridged)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572702592
Publisher: Audio Partners Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) defined the Jazz Age and helped create the glittering myth of the Roaring Twenties, an age he called "the greatest, gaudiest spree in history." Fitzgerald's short story characters are rich, careless sophisticates searching for the elusive American dream of wealth and happiness.

Alexander Scourby, veteran stage and screen actor, brings these unabridged stories vividly to life with resonant precision, warmth, and appeal. Scourby distinguished himself as a narrator of many television specials, most notably "The Body Human," and recorded more than 500 books for the blind for the Library of Congress, as well as the Bible.

Date of Birth:

September 24, 1896

Date of Death:

December 21, 1940

Place of Birth:

St. Paul, Minnesota


Princeton University

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Acclaimed for his reading of the Bible as well as his stage and screen portrayals veteran actor Alexander Scourby now gives articulate voice to four short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. To many, the stories of Fitzgerald epitomize the Roaring 20s. Listeners will be delighted with this selection which includes a quartet of the author's best. Written in December, 1930, 'Babylon Revisited' is probably the most frequently reissued Fitzgerald story, surely the most examined. Written during a time of personal emotional difficulties, it is considered by many to be at least partially autobiographical in its tracing of tragedy. The story of the effects of a man's unseemly past, the time frame includes the Jazz Age and the Depression. 'The Lost Decade' captures the stunned reactions of a man who has somehow missed the last ten years, and 'The Bridal Party' is a consummate appraisal of what money can and cannot bring about. An unexpected visitor arrives in 'Three Hours Between Planes' when childhood sweethearts are briefly reunited. What a difference a little time can make. What a difference Alexander Scourby makes to the readings of these memorable stories.