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Flappers and Philosophers


Part of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521170437

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  • Flappers and Philosophers was F. Scott Fitzgerald's initial encore – his first collection of short fiction, published in 1920 to capitalize on the success of This Side of Paradise, the novel that had made him famous at the age of twenty-three. Some of his best early stories are included here: 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', 'The Ice Palace' and 'Benediction'. In these narratives Fitzgerald presented his prototypical Jazz-Age heroines, beautiful and wilful young women who later became trademarks of his fiction. Part of the authoritative Cambridge Edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald, this volume now appears in paperback for the first time. It offers detailed explanatory notes, a record of variants and appendices tracing the composition and publication history of the stories.

    • Texts established from surviving manuscripts and early serial versions
    • Facsimiles of working drafts and tearsheets
    • Full explanatory notes, identifying references to movie and sports stars, political figures and Broadway shows of the time
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521170437
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 139 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Background
    2. Stories and title
    3. Additional writings
    4. Editorial principles
    5. Rationale for inclusiveness
    Part I. Flappers and Philosophers: 'The Offshore Pirate'
    'The Ice Palace'
    'Head and Shoulders'
    'The Cut-Glass Bowl'
    'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'
    'Dalyrimple Goes Wrong'
    'The Four Fists'
    Part II. Additional Stories, September 1919–April 1922: 'Babes in the Woods'
    'The Debutante'
    'Myra Meets His Family'
    'The Amilers'
    'The Popular Girl'
    'Two for a Cent'
    Record of variants
    Explanatory notes
    Appendix 1. Genesis of 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'
    Appendix 2. Composition of 'The Ice Palace' July 1920
    Appendix 3. Original ending for 'The Offshore Pirate'
    Appendix 4. Composition, publication, and earnings.

  • Author

    F. Scott Fitzgerald


    James L. W. West, III, Pennsylvania State University

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