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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

ISBN: 9781612192208
ANNOTATION:
"First published June 1922 in the The Smart Set...; First published in volume form in the 1922 short story collection Tales of the Jazz Age"--T.p. verso.
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ISBN: 9781612192208
ANNOTATION:
"First published June 1922 in the The Smart Set...; First published in volume form in the 1922 short story collection Tales of the Jazz Age"--T.p. verso.

Annotation

"First published June 1922 in the The Smart Set...; First published in volume form in the 1922 short story collection Tales of the Jazz Age"--T.p. verso.

Publisher Description

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz is a playful yet sinister fairy tale, brilliantly fusing F. Scott Fitzgerald's typically lush fantasies about the extremes of wealth with his rather more sombre understanding of what underpins it. Loosely inspired by a summer he spent as a teenager working on a ranch in Montana, this unique novella is Fitzgerald's hallucinatory paean to the American West and all its promises.

Author Biography

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

Promotional "Headline"

Although this novella stands out from his body of work in that it's a playful yet sinister fairy tale, it brilliantly fuses F. Scott Fitzgerald's ongoing lush fantasies about the extremes of wealth with his much more somber understanding of what underpins it.

Description for Sales People

First published in 1922, this is widely considered to be one of Fitzgerald's finest novellas. 2013 is an important year for Fitzgerad as The Great Gatsby will be released in May 2013. Part of Melville House's acclaimed Art of Novella series, which also published May Day in 2009.

Product Details

Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short Title
DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ
Publisher
Melville House Publishing
Series
Art of the Novella
Language
English
ISBN-10
1612192203
ISBN-13
9781612192208
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Residence
US
Year
2013
Publication Date
2013-02-07
Pages
84
Country of Publication
United States
Audience
General/Trade