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Tales of the Jazz Age

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.
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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

A Table of Contents ; The Jelly-Bean ; The Camel's Back ; May Day ; Porcelain and Pink ; The Diamond as Big as the Ritz ; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ; Tarquin of Cheapside ; "O Russet Witch!" ; The Lees of Happiness ; Mr. Icky ; Jemima, the Mountain Girl
'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. ABOUT THE SERIES:
For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the
most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age includes two of his best stories, 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz' as well as 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'.
The only critical edition available in paperback of this collection as it was first published.
The eleven stories demonstrate Fitzgerald's talent and versatility as a writer of short fiction and his wry tone across a range of styles including one-act plays, parody, and fantasies.
Fitzgerald scholar Jackson R. Bryer provides an in-depth appreciation of the stories and examines the making of the volume and its reception.
Includes up-to-date bibliography, chronology of the author, and explanatory notes identifying contemporary references and allusions.
Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0199599122
ISBN-13
9780199599127
Format
Paperback
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Birth
1896
Death
1940
DEWEY
813.52
Language
English
Media
Book
Pages
304
Publication Date
2012-06-14
Residence
US
Audience
General/Trade
Short Title
TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE REV/E
Edition Description
Revised
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