"The Dust on a Butterfly's Wings" represents a comprehensive attempt to gather the very best of the forgotten early works of F. Scott Fitzgerald into a single volume. These short stories have for decades enjoyed a certain status as "lost" pieces, due to the author's own failure to reprint them in either of his first two compilations, "Flappers and Philosophers" (1920) and "Tales of the Jazz Age" (1922), and the tendency of editors in later collections to favor more celebrated titles from the rich Fitzgerald canon. In addition to making these works available in a digital format for the very first time, this volume affords a unique glimpse into the extraordinary early career of this elegant voice of the Lost Generation, beginning with a series of brilliant short stories published just as his masterpiece "The Great Gatsby" was taking shape and reaching back to a set of exceptional writings dating from his final months in college.
This beautifully formatted e-book is compatible with all generations of NOOK readers and contains two fully functional tables of contents (actual and logical). The text has been carefully proofed against original source documents and includes a foreword by the editor.
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List of works included in this compilation (with sources in parentheses):
The Popular Girl (The Saturday Evening Post, February 1922)
Two for a Cent (Metropolitan Magazine, April 1922)
The Smilers (The Smart Set, June 1920)
Myra Meets His Family (The Saturday Evening Post, March 1920)
The Debutante (The Smart Set, November 1919)
Babes in the Woods (The Smart Set, September 1919)
The Spire and the Gargoyle (The Nassau Literary Magazine, February 1917)
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About the Author
Author of the widely lauded novel The Great Gatsby, as well as This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, and Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for chronicling the excesses and tribulations of the Jazz Age. One of the leading authors of the post-World War I "Lost Generation," Fitzgerald often invokes themes of youth, beauty, and despair in his books and short stories. He was also known for his hard-partying lifestyle, as well as his marriage to the beautiful yet troubled Zelda Fitzgerald.
Date of Birth:September 24, 1896
Date of Death:December 21, 1940
Place of Birth:St. Paul, Minnesota