Bringing Fitzgerald instant fame, the stories and novellas collected here are the early works of America's greatest chronicler of the pleasures and discontents of the Jazz Age.
Book News Annotation:
You know those Library of America editions? Glossy, black dust jackets with the scripted last name of the author, deep-colored fabric covers, and that luxurious ribbon to keep your place (and its own) in an interrupting world. Contained in this volume on Fitz are This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned (novels), and Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age (stories). Additional materials are a lengthy and detailed chronology, and editorial notes by Jackson Bryer (English, U. of Maryland). It's a good time for rereading the script for that decadent decade too much like the present. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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