Flappers and Philosophers (Enriched Classics)

Flappers and Philosophers (Enriched Classics)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Flappers and Philosophers (Enriched Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

First published in 1920, Flappers and Philosophers marked F. Scott Fitzgerald's entry into the realm of the short story, in which he adroitly proved himself "a master of the mechanism of short story technique" (Boston Transcript). Several of his most beloved tales are represented in this collection of eight, including "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" and "Head and Shoulders," with their particularly O. Henry­like twists; the poignant "Benediction" and "The Cut-Glass Bowl"; and "The Offshore Pirate," the octet's opening and most romantic story. It is a collection of masterful short works from an American literary icon that led The New York Times Book Review to note that "[no one] can fail to recognize Mr. Fitzgerald's talent and genius."
Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. Special features include critical perspectives, suggestions for further reading, and a unique visual essay composed of period photographs that help bring every word to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743451512
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 08/27/2002
Series: Enriched Classics Series
Edition description: Enriched Classic
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 786,245
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

F. Scott Fitgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera. Fitzgerald's masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald stands out as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

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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LynnLD 4 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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