Flappers and Philosophers

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Simon & Schuster, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743451512, 256pp.)

Publication Date: September 2002

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First published in 1920, "Flappers and Philosophers" 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" "(Boston Transcript)." 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. Henry-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 "The New York Times Book Review" to note that " no one] can fail to recognize Mr. Fitzgerald's talent and genius."
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About the Author
Francis Scott (Key) Fitzgerald's (1896-1940) posthumous literary reputation has remained consistently strong despite many highs and lows throughout his brief life. His best-known novel, The Great Gatsby (1925) remains a critical favorite along with Tender is the Night (1934). Most of Fitzgerald's works are loosely based on his life, including his wife Zelda's insanity and his appreciation for personal indulgence and self-destructive excess.
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