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The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: 45 Short Stories and Novels
This title is a collection of 45 novels and short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald's short stories have themes that do not only relate to the problems and culture of the Jazz Age, but were... More > also about the promises and despair encountered by the youth, as well as aging. Love and relationships between two mismatched or unlikely characters are common, such as people who are unlikely to develop a spark of romantic interest between each other.
The plots are usually set in the culture of the upper middle class and the elite, with characters either from this social group or aspiring to become part of it. Being inspired by the events that occurred during The Great Depression and the stock market crash, the stories also involve characters who lose wealth, but who are still trying to maintain their opulent lifestyle.
However, Fitzgerald's stories will remain relevant no matter which era the readers are born into.< Less
Winter Dreams is a short story of love, friendship and betrayal by F. Scott Fitzgerald from 1922
This Side of Paradise
Published in 1920 by Charles Scribner's, This Side of Paradise was Fitzgerald's first novel to go into print and was reconstruction of an earlier story called The Romantic Egotist. The plot deals... More > with life in America after the First World War and in particular the romantic experiences of the lead character Amory Blaine who finds that social upbringing and, more importantly, money can have an impact of finding and holding onto the women he falls in love with.
This Side of Paradise is very much the autobiographical first novel with Amory Blaine taking the part of Fitzerald in his attempts to seduce and marry first Isabelle Borge and then, when that doesn't work out, Rosalind Connage. Both female characters were based on women the author wanted, indeed, following the book's success, he was able to marry the second; in real life, Zelda his subsequent wife.< Less
The Beautiful and Damned
Published in 1922 by Charles Scribner's, The Beautiful and Damned was Fitzgerald's second novel. The plot concerned the relationship between Anthony Patch and his wife, Gloria, taking in an element... More > of Patch's army service, and Gloria's alcoholism. If there is a theme, it's concerned with creating a purpose in life besides the more selfish obsessions such as money and hedonism. That the Patch's don't find such a purpose gives a sufficient clue to their fate.
There's more than a whiff of the autobiographical about the novel, but in dealing with the Jazz Age as a theme (of which Fitzgerald was a constituent part), it takes in a more social element. Despite not being received on quite the level as his first novel, the initial print run of twenty thousand was extended to produce a first edition totalling some fifty thousand.< Less
This Side of Paradise
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This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality... More > of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature. The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking. (Source Wikipedia)< Less
The Beautiful and Damned (Illustrated)
Tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. This novel provides a... More > portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what will soon be known as Cafe Society.< Less
Flappers and Philosophers
Published by Charles Scribner's in 1921, Flappers and Philosophers is a collection of short stories first released in magazines. It features eight stories including: The Offshore Pirate, in which a... More > woman, captured by pirates, falls in love with one of them; The Cut Glass Bowl, an ornament that blghts the lives of the Pipers; and Bernice Bobs Her Hair, with the eponymous character receiving a society make-over from her cousin Marjorie only for it to work too well and inducing a double denouement.< Less