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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Novels and Stories, 1920-1922
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Library of America
Publication date September 1, 2000
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781883011840
ISBN-10 1883011841
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
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Summary
A collection of the post World War I writings of this great American novelist focuses on the novels and short stories he penned between 1920 and 1922, including This Side of Paradise, Flappers and Philosophers, and 'Dalyrimple Goes Wrong,' among other seminal works. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: At the outset of what he called "the greatest, the gaudiest spree in history," F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the works that brought him instant fame, mastering the glittering aphoristic prose and keen social observation that would distinguish all his writing. This Library of America volume brings together four volumes that collectively offer the fullest literary expression of one of the most fascinating eras in American life.

This Side of Paradise (1920) gave Fitzgerald the early success that defined and haunted him for the rest of his career. Offering in its Princeton chapters the most enduring portrait of college life in American literature, this lyrical novel records the ardent and often confused longings of its hero's struggles to find love and to formulate a philosophy of life.

Flappers and Philosophers (1920), a collection of accomplished short stories, includes such classics as "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," and "The Ice Palace."

Fitzgerald continues his dissection of a self-destructive era in his second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), as the self-styled aristocrat Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria, are cut off from an inheritance and forced to endure the excruciating dwindling of their fortune. Here New York City, playground for the pleasure-loving Patches and brutal mirror of their dissipation, is portrayed more vividly than anywhere else in Fitzgerald's work.

Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), his second collection of stories, includes the novella "May Day," featuring interlocking tales of debutantes, soldiers, and socialists brought together in the uncertain aftermath of World War I, and "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz," a fable in which the excesses of the Jazz Age take the hallucinatory form of a palace of unfathomable opulence hidden deep in the Montana Rockies.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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About: A compilation of the novelist's work, including 'This Side of Paradise,' 'The Beautiful and Damned' and his short stories reflects American society during the 1920s and portrays the aristocratic class of the era.

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