Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tales of the Jazz Age

F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) contains some of Fitzgerald's best short stories, including 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz', as well as 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', a tale of a man living his life backwards. In them Fitzgerald wryly chronicles the temper of the hedonistic 1920s, and displays his inventive versatility.

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'I tender these tales of the Jazz Age into the hands of those who read as they run and run as they read.' Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) was Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, and it contains some of the best examples of his talent as a writer of short fiction. Often overshadowed by his major novels, Fitzgerald's short stories demonstrate the same originality and inventive range, as he chronicles with wry and astute observation the temper of the hedonistic 1920s. In 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz', two of his greatest stories, he conjures up the spirit of the age; in other stories he adopts a variety of forms - parody, a one-act play, fantasy - with unrivalled versatility. 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', a tale of a man living his life backwards, features among the 'Fantasies' in Fitzgerald's self-deprecatory Table of Contents, alongside the groupings 'My Last Flappers' and 'Unclassified Masterpieces'. In these eleven stories, Fitzgerald establishes the style that was to make him one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth-century.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Min

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Min

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Min

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Armnesota. Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Armnesota. Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Armnesota. Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Army and worked briefly in advertising. He married his wife, Zey and worked briefly in advertising. He married his wife, Zey a

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