Before Gatsby: The First Twenty-Six Stories
Before Gatsby: The First Twenty-Six Stories
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Catalog Number: #3992326
Format: Paperback
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Copyright Date: 2001
Edition Date: c2001
Pages: xxxiv, 550 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-570-03371-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-570-03371-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 00012600
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
This collection of peerless short stories boasts all of the ones Fitzgerald published before the official appearance of }{The Great }{Gatsby. Between 1919 and 1923, Fitzgerald crafted a series of tales that expertly captured a unique sector of American society. Originally published in mass-circulation magazines including }{Vanity Fair, }{the}{ Satur}{day }{Evening Post, }{and the}{ Smart Set, }{these stories were hugely popular, eventually forming the basis for both }{Flappers and Philosophers }{and}{ Tales of the Jazz}{ }{Age.}{ In addition to reprinting these works--many of which will be familiar to Fitzgerald devotees--the editors have also incorporated an assortment of original magazine artwork, advertisements, photographs, and some of Fitzgerald's own critical comments into this superb collection.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9+

FOR THE FIRST TIME, all the commercially published short stories F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote before and during his work on what would become his great American novel, The Great Gatsby, have been collected in one volume. Published between 1919 and 1923, these twenty-six stories - most of which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and in two Fitzgerald volumes, Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age - document the striking development of Fitzgerald's professionalism and short-story craftsmanship during his twenties. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, the foremost expert on Fitzgerald, the annotated and generously illustrated collection reproduces magazine artwork, manuscripts, advertisements, and photographs that provide a rich contextual backdrop for understanding the ways American life shaped Fitzgerald's fiction.


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