Flappers and Philosophers (Enriched Classic)

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Description

First published in 1920, Flappers and Philosophers marked F. Scott Fitzgerald's entry into the realm of the short story, in which he adroitly proved himself a master of the mechanism of short story technique (Boston Transcript). Several of his most beloved tales are represented in this collection of eight, including Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Head and Shoulders, with their particularly O. Henry-like twists; the poignant Benediction and The Cut-Glass Bowl; and The Offshore Pirate, the octet's opening and most romantic story. It is a collection of masterful short works from an American literary icon that led The New York Times Book Review to note that no one] can fail to recognize Mr. Fitzgerald's talent and genius.
Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. Special features include critical perspectives, suggestions for further reading, and a unique visual essay composed of period photographs that help bring every word to life.

Product Details

Price
$5.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
September 01, 2002
Pages
256
Dimensions
4.22 X 0.69 X 6.8 inches | 0.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780743451512

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About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and for the next decade the couple lived in New York, Paris, and on the Riviera. Fitzgerald's masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four while working on The Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald's fiction has secured his reputation as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

Reviews

The New York Times Book Review On the whole, Flappers and Philosophers represents the triumph of form over matter....There is no telling what good fortune awaits this volume of excellent short stories....The ingenuity which marks his works he may consider a necessity in American fiction of today....Mr. Fitzgerald is working out an idiom, and it is an idiom at once universal, American, and individual.