Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume More...
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for his short stories and novels, but his many contributions to American literature also include plays, poetry, music, and letters. He is now highly regarded as an American writer. Ernest Hemingway, who was greatly influenced by Fitzgerald's short stories, wrote that Fitzgerald's talent was "as fine as the dust on a butterfly's wing." Yet during his lifetime Fitzgerald never had a best-selling novel and, toward the end of his life, he worked sporadically as a screenwriter at motion picture studios in Los Angeles. There he contributed to scripts for such popular films as Winter Carnival and Gone with the Wind. Fitzgerald's work is inseparable from the Roaring 20s. Berenice Bobs Her Hair and A Diamond As Big As The Ritz, are two short stories included in his collections, Tales of the Jazz Age and Flappers and Philosophers. His first novel The Beautiful and Damned was flawed but set up Fitzgerald's major themes of the fleeting nature of youthfulness and innocence, unattainable love, and middle-class aspiration for wealth and respectability, derived from his own courtship of Zelda. This Side of Paradise (1920) was Fitzgerald's first unqualified success. The Great Gatsby (1925) is considered by many to be the greatest American novel. Tender Is the Night, a mature look at the excesses of the exuberant 20s, was published in 1934. Much of Fitzgerald's work has been adapted for film, including Babylon Revisited, adapted as The Last Time I Saw Paris by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1954. The Last Tycoon, adapted by Paramount in 1976, was a work in progress when Fitzgerald died of a heart attack on December 21, 1940, in Hollywood, California. Fitzgerald is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland.
Scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli was born in the Bronx in 1931. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1953 and with a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Virginia. He taught English at Ohio State University for eight years before joining the English department at the University of South Carolina in 1969. He retired in 2005 after teaching there for almost 40 years. He wrote over 50 books about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway including Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He also wrote biographies of John O'Hara, James Gould Cozzens and Ross Macdonald, compiled descriptive bibliographies on numerous authors and edited the letters and notebooks of other authors. He died due to glioma, a tumor of the brainstem, on June 4, 2008.
|Prefacehead and Shouldersbernice Bobs Her Hair|
|The Ice Palacethe Offshore Piratemay Day|
|The Jelly-Beanthe Curious Case of Benjamin Button|
|The Diamond as Big as The Ritzwinter Dreamsdice, Brassknuckles & Guitarabsolutionrags Martin-Jones and The Pr-Nce of W-Les""The Sensible Thing""Love in The Night|
|The Rich Boyjacob's Laddera Short Trip Home|
|The Bowlthe Captured Shadowbasil and Cleopatra|
|The Last of The Bellesmajestyat Your Age|
|Ruptcythe Bridal Partyone|