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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

eBook Six Tales of the Jazz Age download ISBN: 068471762X
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Scribner; 7th edition (January 1, 1966)
Language: English
Pages: 192
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies

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Home F. Tales of the jazz age c. .Tales of the Jazz Age (Classic Reprint), . Written almost six years ago, this story is a product of undergraduate days at Princeton. Considerably revised, it was published in the "Smart Set" in 1921. At the time of its conception I had but one idea-to be a poet-and the fact that I was interested in the ring of every phrase, that I dreaded the obvious in prose if not in plot, shows throughout.

Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three separate parts, according to subject matter, it includes one of his better-known short stories, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". All of the stories had been published earlier, independently, in either Metropolitan Magazine (New York), Saturday Evening Post, Smart Set, Collier's, Chicago Sunday Tribune, or Vanity Fair.

The first two stories included in the 'Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories' . Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of th. The Jelly-Bean' and 'The Camel's Back' are just so-so. I don't recall ever reading anything of F. Scott Fitzgerald's writings, before. I had read four of the eleven stories prior to picking up this book, so I focused on reading these, including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which has great differences to the movie version. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' sees a baby born in 1860 begin life as an old man and then age backwards

Scott Fitzgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. Perhaps nowhere in American fiction has this 'Lost Generation' been more vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald's short fiction. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' sees a baby born in 1860 begin life as an old man and then age backwards. F. Scott Fitzgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'.

Originally Published 1922. This somewhat unpleasant tale, published as a novelette in the "Smart Set" in July, 1920, relates a series of events which took place in the spring of the previous year.

Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. Yes, there are a couple of clunkers in Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories, but the majority of the nine entries are well worth your time

Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and for the next decade the couple lived in New York, Paris, and on the Riviera. Yes, there are a couple of clunkers in Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories, but the majority of the nine entries are well worth your time.

Scott Fitzgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. More by F.

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Six Tales of the Jazz Age
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Nahn
The Scribner Library edition shown here starts with an introduction by Frances Fitzgerald Lanahan. She describes her father's advice with much charm, and provides interesting reflections on her father and his place in the Jazz Age, along with specific insights on some of the stories.

Each of the six stories are very different. But they all contain the dialogue, fine descriptions of settings, actions, reactions and thoughts of the protagonists, typical of Scott Fitzgerald's creative masterpieces. Read slowly, to savour the situations and dialogue of the characters, and to discover the twists in the stories, many of which will keep you in edge. You will not forget these six.
Binthars
Confining my critique to the CreateSpace edition, it's rife with basic copy editing errors, and has an odd paragraph spacing. The print is larger than usual, which could be helpful for some, but I'd much prefer a different edition.
Xarcondre
Edition being reviewed: Scribners 1960 (SL 157).

The nine short stories contained in this collection were all written by the renown novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald between 1920 and 1924. Included is "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", the basis for the 2008 Brad Pitt movie and a very outstanding short story in its own right.
Yes, there are a couple of clunkers in Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories, but the majority of the nine entries are well worth your time. Prominent themes shared by a number of these fictional works are: the trials and tribulations of marriage and the consequences of failing to extract the most out of life one can. There's plenty of humor, poignancy and pathos to be found in the pages of this particular volume. Moreover, Fitzgerald's unparalleled ability as a wordsmith is very much in evidence here. A worthwhile collection to read and to own.
Fearlesshunter
I've read many books of short stories in my life, by authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ernest Hemingway, Jorge Luis Borges, Saul Bellow, Haruki Murakami, Julio Cortazar, Ian McEwan etc. (all great writers in their own right), but none of these authors has been able to write stories as exciting, complete, and satisfying as Fitzgerald's in "Six Tales of the Jazz Age and other stories." In this book, Fitzgerald combines wit, Jazz Age glamour, emotions and moral messages to perfect effect. "The Jelly-Bean" is a tale of love and longing between a Southerner and a wild woman. "The Adjuster" tells of a wife who learns to be less selfish in her demands of her husband, and in "'O, Russet Witch!'" a woman symbolizes a man's desire to be irresponsible and spontaneous as he tries to live up to the responsibility that society and his family demand of him. "Gretchen's Forty Winks" is about the balance between work and responsibility to one's partner. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" narrates the (somewhat) absurd story of a man born old who lives his life getting steadily younger (I was reminded of Alejo Carpentier's "Viaje a la semilla" (Journey to the Seed), but Fitzgerald's story is better and slightly more daring). "The Camel's Back" is a lighter tale of confused identities, while "Hot and Cold Blood" ponders the conflicting responibilities to family and society.

Any writer could match Fitzgerald's moral demands, but few would be able to make such stories as entertaining and fast-paced as he does. I used to hate Fitzgerald as a writer--due in large part to being too young to appreciate what "The Great Gatsby" was really about (I read it in high school)--but these stories have inspired me to try to read (and in the case of the "Gatsby," re-read) the rest of his works. I highly recommend this book to all those who love great, profound, and thoroughly entertaining literature.