The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection
Today F. Scott Fitzgerald is better known for his novels, but in his own time, his fame rested squarely on his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted writers of stories and novellas. Now, a half-century after the author's death, the premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer, Matthew J. Bruccoli, has assembled in one volume the full scope of Fitzgerald's best short fiction: forty-three sparkling masterpieces, ranging from such classic novellas as "The Rich Boy," "May Day," and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" to his commercial work for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister "slicks." For the reader, these stories will underscore the depth and extraordinary range of Fitzgerald's literary talents. Furthermore, Professor Bruccoli's illuminating preface and introductory headnotes establish the literary and biographical settings in which these stories now shine anew with brighter luster than ever.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - charlie68 - LibraryThing
Reads very well, the prose is excellent, and takes the reader through the life of the twenties and thirties. The stories that take place in Minneapolis and Chicago have several themes that a reader from cold Canadian cities can relate to. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tsjoseph - LibraryThing
Fitz isn't really that famous (to today's readers) as a short story writer, but short fiction was his bread and butter. Lots of stories here, and many are gems, even if Fitz dismissed them as mere bill-payers. Read full review