Fitzgerald's 1922 collection isn't his strongest work, but it does contain gems like "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz." This edition also sports several additional stories not included in the original, such as "Diamond Dick, "The Third Casket," and "The Unspeakable Egg," plus a scholarly introduction and other goodies by editor West. Nice if you can afford it. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
US writer Scott (1896-1940) published the collection of short stories in 1922. Editor James L. W. West III (English, Pennsylvania State U.) characterizes it as uneven, but calls attention to May Day and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz as masterpieces. In addition to the 12 stories of the original collection, he adds seven more written between May 1923 and March 1925, a record of variants, notes explaining period references, photographs of a couple manuscript pages, and information on the first publications of the stories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)