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Worlds Classics
16 July 2020
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Short stories
'Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.' F. Scott Fitzgerald's first story collection, Flappers and Philosophers, appeared in 1920 on the heels of his debut novel, This Side of Paradise, and immediately established him as a master of popular fiction. Love stories such as 'The Offshore Pirate' and 'Head and Shoulders' capture the spectacle and fantasy of the Jazz Age, celebrating that modern icon of feminine self-possession, the flapper, while comedies of manner like 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair' and 'The Ice Palace' showcase Fitzgerald's eye for humour. In addition to these four classic tales, which first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post , this edition highlights the author's proficiency with other crowd-pleasing story types: from Gothic fiction ('The Cut-Glass Bowl') to didactic moral stories ('The Four Fists'), from satire ('Dalyrimple Goes Wrong') to spiritual quests ('Benediction'), Fitzgerald tried his hand at many genres---and succeeded at all.
By:   F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kirk Curnutt (Professor and Chair of English at Troy University, Alabama)
Imprint:   Worlds Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   182g
ISBN:   9780198851844
ISBN 10:   0198851847
Series:   Oxford World's Classics
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   16 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kirk Curnutt (Professor and Chair of English at Troy University, Alabama). His books include A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald (2004), The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald (2012), Reading Hemingway's To Have and Have Not (2017), American Literature in Transition, 1970-1980 (2018). He is also Executive Director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

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