The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection

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Scribner, Jun 26, 2008 - Fiction - 775 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - DWallaceFleming - LibraryThing

This collections of the short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald really blew me away specifically with respect to the quality and poetry of the language employed. His use of prose rhythem, alliteration ... Read full review

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), earned him immediate critical and financial success. The Great Gatsby (1925) was published while he and his wife, Zelda, lived in France in the midst of the expatriates of the 1920s. Upon their return to America, he completed Tender Is the Night (1934), and he was at work on The Love of the Last Tycoon when he died in Hollywood in 1940.

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