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    F. Scott Fitzgerald(Author)

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Flappers and Philosophers was the first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920. It includes eight stories: 1. The Offshore Pirate, 2. The Ice Palace, 3. Head and Shoulders, 4. The Cut-Glass Bowl, 5. Bernice Bobs Her Hair, 6. Benediction, 7. Dalyrimple Goes Wrong, 8. The Four Fists.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940), known professionally as F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an American novelist and short story writer, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby (his best known), and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote numerous short stories, many of which treat themes of youth and promise, and age and despair.

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  • PDF | 148 pages
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 14, 2016)
  • English
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  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Stephen L. Powell on May 10, 2011

    From the title you might expect this book to have the 8 short storied from the 1920 book titled Flappers and Philosophers. Well you'd be wrong. This has selections from that book and many more short stories. I've listed the contents below.I. From Flappers and Philosophers (1920) and Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) Bernice Bobs Her Hair The Icy Palace The Jelly-Bean The Cut-Glass Bowl May Day The Lees of Happiness The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Diamond as Big as the RitzII. From All the Sad Young Men (1926) and Taps at Reveille (1935) Winter Dreams Absolution Gretchen's Forty Winks 'The Sensible Thing' The Baby Party The Rich Boy A Short Trip Home Magnetism Basil: The Freshest Boy Josephine: A Woman with a Past The Last of the Belles The Rough Crossing Two Wrongs The Bridal Party Babylon Revisited Crazy SundayIII. Uncollected Stories (1937-40) Pat Hobby's Cristmas Wish A Man on the Way 'Boil some Water - Lots of It' Teamed with Genius Pat Hobby and Orson Welles Pat Hobby's Secret Pat Hobby, Putative Father The Homes of the Stars Pat Hobby Does His Bit Pat Hobby's Preview No Harm Trying On the Trail of Pat Hobby Pat Hobby's College Days A Patriotic Short Fun in an Artist's Studio Two Old-Timers Mightier than the Sword An Alcoholic Case Three Hours between Planes Financing Finnegan The Lost Decade

  • By Mia on May 12, 2016

    I might be being overgenerous here, but I so enjoyed these stories. This is Fitzgerald's first collection, and while they may lack the substance matter of his later works, there's such grace, elegance and beauty here, albeit somewhat ephemeral. More flappery than philosophical, certainly. And yet, these 8 tales perfectly encompass the zeitgeist of the 1920s, dealing with mainly flirting, dating, romance, but occasionally more profound subjects too, such as choosing one's path, whether it is presented, guided along or beaten into one, literally. For sheer reading pleasure this is a literary equivalent of a marshmallow or something equally light, pleasant and delicious. It's absolutely worth reading just to temporary armchair travel to a different era. Utterly charming. Sincerely recommended.

  • By Mei on June 23, 2012

    This book was first published in 1920 and contains 8 short stories. The printed edition of this book is 177 pages long. All the stories are not only a pleasure to read, they also allow you a glimpse into the 1910's-1920's. There are a few errors and typos in this e-book version, but it doesn't get much worse than 'tall' where it should be 'tell', or 'had had' in stead of 'had'; so a bit distracting at times, but no major problem. I do recommend this book to anyone who likes to read (early-twentieth century) literature.(In case you're wondering what a 'flapper' is, it is an informal word -used in the period around 1900-1930- to describe a fashionable young woman who was very modern (short dress, bobbed hair, drinking, smoking, treating sex in a casual way) and who flouted social and sexual norms.)The short stories in this book are:-The Offshore Pirate-The Ice Palace-Head and Shoulders-The Cut-Glass Bowl-Bernice Bobs Her Hair-Benediction-Dalyrimple Goes Wrong-The Four Fists

  • By Kate on July 7, 2017

    It is difficult to say if this book is a good read or not. So far I have gotten through about three pages, and the spelling and grammatical errors as well as the type-os make it impossible to enjoy this book. I am not sure if I can continue with it, as the aforementioned errors make it incredibly hard to concentrate on the content.

  • By Esmeralda on May 12, 2017

    Short stories,well written and enjoyable. If you like F Scott's novels you will like these. Various subjects but all about interesting human conditions.

  • By Kindle Customer on October 12, 2017

    The stories were well written. Enjoyed all but one of them, reason for four stars. Would recommend for anyone interested in 1920's.

  • By Juli Hoffman on May 29, 2017

    It's difficult to write a review for this collection of short stories. The last six short stories are very well written, although not always politically correct by today's standards. (These stories were written in the 1920's, after all.)It's the first two short stories that brought this review down.The Offshore Pirate begins this collection. The dialog is horrible, the characters are cliché, and the whole story feels like it was written by an amateur. In fact, I almost stopped reading this collection after this first story. The Offshore Pirate is worth two stars at best.The next story, The Ice Palace, is much better. It also feels like it was lifted straight out of Zelda Fitzgerald's diary. During his lifetime, F Scott Fitzgerald had been accused of using his wife's diary for "inspiration" on several occasions. His is quoted with saying, "plagiarism begins at home." Whether or not this is true with this short story, I'm not sure. However, it is clear that Zelda Fitzgerald is the inspiration behind the protagonist in this story. It's a good story. I'm just unclear who should be getting credit for it.The last six stories felt like original works, worth four or five stars each, so this collection is worth reading. I'd say these stories are suitable for older teens to adults due to mild language and content.

  • By Big Alex on September 26, 2017

    book was printed day before it was sent. didn't have title on first short story. had typos. unrelated random pictures were stuck in.

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