Flappers and Philosophers

Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LynnLD 9 months ago
Amazing Writer! F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Flappers and Philosophers is a collection of eight memorable short stories. In Offshore Pirate, a spoiled rich girl named Ardita is aboard a ship with her uncle when it is overtaken by pirates. She falls in love with the pirates’ captain but she later awakens to remember it as a dream. In The Ice Palace, Sally Carrol is from Georgia yet falls for a Yankee. However, when she goes north to his place it is cold and frigid. She gets lost in a man-made Ice Palace and becomes hysterical. Will she still marry him? Head and Shoulders is the story of child prodigy that falls for a chorus girl. While they are climbing the career ladder, their roles are switched and it has an ironic ending. Cut-Glass Bowl tells the tale of a couple who receive a cut-glass bowl as a wedding gift and it seems to set the tone for many unhappy woes within their family. Bernice Bobs her Hair, my favorite, is about two cousins and Marjorie challenges Bernice into getting her hair cut off. She sees that she is less attractive without her long hair, but she does find a humorous way to get revenge. Benediction finds young Lois taking a detour on the way to meeting her lover. She visits her brother at a monastery and has an epiphany during the benediction and changes her plans. Dalyrimple Goes Wrong finds a young war hero coming home to honors and is soon forced to take a job. He works for Mr. Macy but finds that the pay isn’t enough so he turns to crime. He becomes a burglar and is shocked when the men at the top invite him to join the Senate. He is never caught but his guilt begins to set in when he realizes that he had robbed the man making the offer. The Four Fists tells the tale of Samuel Meredith who was a real snit and four fists bring him down and make him think before he speaks. He was hit by his school roommate; a tired man on a bus that he insulted; a husband of a woman he dated and by a man whose land he was about to takeover. This wide variety of Fitzgerald stories are taken from many walks of life and they all make you think!
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excellent book
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