The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Six of the Roaring Twenties chronicler's most scintillating short stories, chosen from Flappers and Philosophers (1920) and Tales of the Jazz Age (1922). This inexpensive volume comprises 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,' 'The Ice Palace,' 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair,' 'May Day,' 'The Jelly-Bean,' and 'The Offshore Pirate.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612192208
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: Art of the Novella Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

FRANCIS SCOTT FITZGERALD was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1896, the son of a salesman, and namesake of his distant relative, Francis Scott Key. While attending Princeton University, he wrote a novel that a Scribner’s editor thought good enough to publish, if Fitzgerald would revise it. Fitzgerald, however, was in academic trouble and left school to join the army. Stationed in Alabama, he met and proposed marriage to Zelda Sayre, who refused to marry him until his rewritten novel, This Side of Paradise, made him an irresistible success. Two years later, the Fitzgeralds were leading a furious, booze-fueled social life, and his story collection of 1922,Tales of the Jazz Age, gave the era its name. In 1925, while sojourning in France—where he befriended Ernest Hemingway—he wrote The Great Gatsby. But his relationship with Zelda grew destructive, and by 1932 she was in a mental institution and he had descended into alcoholism. Fitzgerald moved to Hollywood to work as a scriptwriter, and died there of a heart attack in 1940.

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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