Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Known today primarily as the author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald was famous in the 1920s and 1930s as a short-story writer. The nineteen stories in this volume were so popular that hardcover collections—Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age—came out almost immediately after the stories had appeared in magazines. With stories like “The Ice Palace,” “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” and “The Jelly Bean,” he portrayed the emotional depth of a society devoted to excess and racing heedlessly towards catastrophe that was only a few years ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760786307
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/09/2007
Series: Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 419,196
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

“If ever a writer was born with a gold pen in his mouth, surely Fitzgerald is that man.”—The Times

The stories in this volume come directly from the circumstances of Fitzgerald’s life, but they are not autobiographical. Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896 to an upper-middle-class Irish-American family. On his father’s side, he was a distant relation to Francis Scott Key, who penned the “The Star Spangled Banner”; hence his full name, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. On the verge of flunking out of Princeton, he joined the army as America entered the First World War. After the war, he married Zelda, and they instantly became a celebrity couple in New York’s café society and, for the press, the embodiment of everything the new era promised or threatened. Besides being an author of novels and short stories, Fitzgerald also was a screenwriter for MGM.

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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Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of those authors who sort of ruins you for all other authors. Reading his work is like eating the creamiest, richest, ice cream cone you can imagine. His prose is so beautiful you want to savor every word. He is my favorite author by far and although some stories in this collection are certainly better than others, overall, these stories are art from the mind of an genius. I savored every one!
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Great collected stories. It has some that are not too popular but still great. I bought it for the curious case of benjamin button but I have always been a fan of Fitzgerald. IF you like Fitzgerald his short stories are amazing.
Cameron_Albert More than 1 year ago
I love Fitzgerald's work, and this is a beautiful anthology that has delighted me to no end! I highly recommend that you get it if you even remotely like the twenties.