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Flappers and Philosophers Synopsis

'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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198851844
Publication date: 28th May 2020
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kirk (Professor and Chair of English at Troy University, Alabama) Curnutt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Short stories, Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers,

About F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kirk (Professor and Chair of English at Troy University, Alabama) Curnutt

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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