Tales of the Jazz Age


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

A collection of early short stories which helped make Fitzgerald’s name, Tales of the Jazz Age combines period pieces – the most notable of which is the novella-length ‘May Day’ – with more fanciful creations, such as the fantastical ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, recently made into a Hollywood film…..Read More

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The Beautiful and Damned

First published in 1922, The Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald's impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists. Embellished with… Continue Reading

The Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The cut-glass bowl --,May Day --,The diamond as big as the Ritz --,The rich boy --,An alcoholic case --,The lees of happiness --,Gretchen's forty winks --,The last of the belles… Continue Reading Posted in: Classics, Fiction, Short Stories

This Side of Paradise

Amory Blaine, intent on rebelling against his staid, Midwestern upbringing, longs to acquire the patina of Eastern sophistication. In his quest for sexual and intellectual enlightenment, he progresses through a… Continue Reading Posted in: Bildungsroman, Bildungsromans, Contemporary Christian Fiction, English Fiction, Teen & Young Adult Classic Literature

The Love of the Last Tycoon

The Last Tycoon, edited by the renowned literary critic Edmund Wilson, was first published a year after Fitzgerald's death and includes the author's notes and outline for his unfinished literary… Continue Reading Posted in: Classic Literary Fiction, Fiction, Movie Tie-In Fiction, Nineteen Twenties

The Great Gatsby

Here is a novel, glamorous, ironical, compassionate – a marvelous fusion into unity of the curious incongruities of the life of the period – which reveals a hero like no… Continue Reading

Flappers and Philosophers

Flappers and Philosophers was F. Scott Fitzgerald's initial encore - his first collection of short fiction, published in 1920 to capitalize on the success of This Side of Paradise, the… Continue Reading Posted in: Classics, Fiction, Short Stories

Tender Is the Night

Tender is the Night is based upon the author's unhappy marriage, and was written as he was experiencing the tragedies of his wife's nervous breakdown and his own decline. Continue Reading Posted in: Love Stories, Medicine In Literature, Moral And Ethical Aspects

The Last Tycoon

Unfinished at the time of his death, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon is a story of doomed love set against the extravagance of America's booming film industry. This Penguin… Continue Reading Posted in: 1900, Fiction In English, Manners And Customs, Social Life And Customs

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