Flappers and Philosophers

Author(s): Scott F. Fitzgerald

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Published soon after Fitzgerald's debut novel This Side of Paradise, Flappers and Philosophers was the author's first collection of short fiction, a form through which he had gained notoriety in newspapers and magazines. The familiar themes of aspiration and social satire already permeate his writing: in 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair' the fashionable Marjorie attempts to turn her dowdy cousin into a debutante, before betraying her out of jealousy, while 'The Ice Palace' features a Southern belle whose marriage to a Northerner finds her confronted with a cultural clash between tradition and modernity. Also containing 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Head and Shoulders', 'The Cut-Glass Bowl', 'Benediction', 'Dalyrimple Goes Wrong' and 'The Four Fists', this volume of stories illustrates the early stages of Fitzgerald's development as a writer and provides an entertaining chronicle of America in the 1910s.

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Considered one of the finest American writers of the twentieth century, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) was the author of various novels and short stories chronicling life in the US during the Roaring Twenties.

General Fields

  • : 9781847493460
  • : Alma Classics
  • : Alma Classics
  • : January 2014
  • : 1 Inches X 5.04 Inches X 7.79 Inches
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.52
  • : 224
  • : Scott F. Fitzgerald
  • : Paperback
  • : 414
  • : English