The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald


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The St. Paul Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald's St. Paul is a city of winter dreams and ice palaces, lakeside parties and neighborhood hijinks. These are stories of ambition and young love, insecurity and awkwardness, where a poor boy with energy and intelligence can break into the upper classes and become a glittering success.

This selection brings together the best of Fitzgerald's St. Paul stories—some virtually unknown, others classics of short fiction. Patricia Hampl's incisive introduction traces the trajectory of Fitzgerald's blazing celebrity and its connections to his life in the city that gave him his best material. Headnotes by Dave Page provide specific ties between the stories and Fitzgerald's life in St. Paul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873515122
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 09/24/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,285,572
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Patricia Hampl is Regents’ Professor of English at the University of Minnesota and author of several books, including A Romantic Education. She has won NEA, Bush, Guggenheim, Bellagio, McKnight, Fulbright, and MacArthur fellowships. Dave Page is co-author of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: Toward the Summit.

Date of Birth:

September 24, 1896

Date of Death:

December 21, 1940

Place of Birth:

St. Paul, Minnesota


Princeton University

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