'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation.' - The New York Times
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
About the Author
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.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.22