Basil and Josephine charts the coming of age of two privileged youths from quiet Midwestern towns, Basil Duke Lee and Josephine Perry - based on Fitzgerald himself and a combination of his first love Ginevra King and his wife Zelda. As one struggles to gain the acceptance of his peers and becomes consumed by ambition, the other finds herself obsessed by teenage crushes and has to confront the pitfalls of popularity. Written for the Saturday Evening Post while the author was working on Tender Is the Night, these stories form a realistic and entertaining portrait of two young adults in the 1910s, fascinating both for the autobiographical insights they provide and the timeless satire that Fitzgerald's fiction has become synonymous with.
Examines the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald including detailed synopses of a variety of his works, character descriptions, important places Fitzgerald lived and wrote about, biographies of family, friends, and contemporaries, and more.
Sometime in March of 1928, when he was having a great difficulty writing his fourth novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald suddenly and quite surprisingly reached back into his childhood and began a series of stories about his life from 1907 at age eleven in Buffalo, New York, to 1913 at age seventeen, when he entered Princeton University.
This volume brings together three series of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald - the Basil Duke Lee stories of 1928-29, the Josephine Perry stories of 1930-31, and the Gwen Bowers stories of 1936. The texts published here are based on surviving typescripts that preserve Fitzgerald's final revisions for their first publication in the Saturday Evening Post. Collations have revealed cuts and revisions by the Post editors aimed at removing profanity and blasphemy, sexual innuendo, real names of people and places, and references to racial prejudice. These passages have been restored to the Cambridge texts. This volume includes a scholarly introduction, a record of variants, facsimiles and other illustrations, and an appendix that presents early endings for the stories 'The Captured Shadow' and 'Basil and Cleopatra'. Full historical notes identify popular songs, sports heroes, literary works, Broadway shows, and sources for the stories.
Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Pubpsher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Short stories, American
This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.
Release on 2002 | by Ruth Prigozy,Cambridge University Press
Author: Ruth Prigozy,Cambridge University Press
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Introduction: Scott, Zelda, and the culture of celebrity / Ruth Prigozy -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, age consciousness, and the rise of American youth culture / Kirk Curnutt -- The question of vocation in This side of paradise and The beautiful and damned / James L.W. West III -- The short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald / Bryant Mangum -- The great Gatsby and the twenties / Ronald Berman -- Tender is the night and American history / Milton R. Stern -- Fitzgerald's expatriate years and the European stories / J. Gerald Kennedy -- Women in Fitzgerald's fiction / Rena Sanderson -- Fitzgerald's nonfiction / Scott Donaldson -- Fitzgerald and Hollywood / Alan Margolies -- The critical reputation of F. Scott Fitzgerald / Jackson R. Bryer
The first comprehensive collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and essays is now available in eBook only. This definitive edition pulls together the complete works from such celebrated titles as Tales of the Jazz Age, Babylon Revisited, Flappers and Philosophers, and many others. For the first time ever, readers will have all of the short stories and essays ordered chronologically in two volumes. Volume two contains works from 1928 to 1940, the year Fitzgerald died, as well as posthumously published works. Each volume also includes photos, critical excerpts, and essays from noted Fitzgerald scholars. This is a treasure for any Fitzgerald fan.
The inspiration for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, plus eighteen other stories by the beloved author of The Great Gatsby In the title story of this collection by one of America’s greatest writers, a baby born in 1860 begins life as an old man and proceeds to age backward. F. Scott Fizgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era “a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.” Perhaps nowhere in American fiction has this “Lost Generation” been more vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald’s short fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American landscape, this original collection captures, with Fitzgerald’s signature blend of enchantment and disillusionment, America during the Jazz Age. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The authentic edition from Fitzgerald's original publisher
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
The authentic edition from Fitzgerald’s original publisher. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.