Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott FitzgeraldFlappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Flappers and Philosophers

byF. Scott FitzgeraldEditorJames L. W. West, III

Paperback | May 21, 2012

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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 novel that had made him famous at the age of twenty-three. Some of his best early stories are included here: 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', 'The Ice Palace' and 'Benediction'. In these narratives Fitzgerald presented his prototypical Jazz-Age heroines, beautiful and wilful young women who later became trademarks of his fiction. Part of the authoritative Cambridge edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald, this volume now appears in paperback for the first time. It offers detailed explanatory notes, a record of variants and appendices tracing the composition and publication history of the stories.
F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is rega...
Title:Flappers and PhilosophersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:430 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521170435

ISBN - 13:9780521170437

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Illustrations; Introduction; 1. Background; 2. Stories and title; 3. Additional writings; 4. Editorial principles; 5. Rationale for inclusiveness; Part I. Flappers and Philosophers: 'The Offshore Pirate'; 'The Ice Palace'; 'Head and Shoulders'; 'The Cut-Glass Bowl'; 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'; 'Benediction'; 'Dalyrimple Goes Wrong'; 'The Four Fists'; Part II. Additional Stories, September 1919-April 1922: 'Babes in the Woods'; 'The Debutante'; 'Myra Meets His Family'; 'The Amilers'; 'The Popular Girl'; 'Two for a Cent'; Record of variants; Explanatory notes; Illustrations; Appendix 1. Genesis of 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'; Appendix 2. Composition of 'The Ice Palace' July 1920; Appendix 3. Original ending for 'The Offshore Pirate'; Appendix 4. Composition, publication, and earnings.