Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1920, andlt;Iandgt;Flappers and Philosophersandlt;/Iandgt; 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" andlt;Iandgt;(Boston Transcript).andlt;/Iandgt; 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. Henryand#173;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 andlt;Iandgt;The New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/Iandgt; to note that "[no one] can fail to recognize Mr. Fitzgerald's talent and genius." andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;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.andlt;/Bandgt;
About the Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
andlt;Bandgt;Contentsandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Offshore Pirateandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Ice Palaceandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Head and Shouldersandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Cut-Glass Bowlandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Bernice Bobs Her Hairandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Benedictionandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Dalyrimple Goes Wrongandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Four Fistsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Critical Excerptsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Suggestions for Further Reading