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A Change of Class


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

  • Date Published: June 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521402354

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  • The twenty short stories in A Change of Class were published by F. Scott Fitzgerald between September 1931 and March 1937. Fitzgerald wrote these stories for money, which he badly needed. His wife was being treated at expensive sanitariums and he was heavily in debt to his publisher and literary agent. The stories in A Change of Class are not all among Fitzgerald's best, but they are important in his career. They concern the Great Depression, social striving, class divisions, and professionalism. Several are set in the world of medicine and depict the lives of doctors, nurses, and their patients. The writing is strong, with vivid descriptions and sharp dialogue. A Change of Class provides freshly edited texts, based on surviving manuscripts and typescripts. Important readings, edited out or censored by magazine publishers, have been restored. The volume includes facsimiles, historical annotations, and a full record of emendation.

    • The volume includes Fitzgerald's last stories for the Saturday Evening Post, the major outlet for his short fiction during his career
    • Presents for the first time restored texts of the stories, with censored material reinstated, as Fitzgerald originally intended
    • These stories, which are in general underappreciated, show Fitzgerald as an accomplished professional author, writing at a high level, at a difficult point in his career
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521402354
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 145 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Background
    2. Editorial principles
    3. Restorations
    4. Regularizations
    Between Three and Four
    A Change of Class
    A Freeze-Out
    Six of One–
    Flight and Pursuit
    The Rubber Check
    What a Handsome Pair!
    On Schedule
    More than Just a House
    I Got Shoes
    The Family Bus
    No Flowers
    New Types
    Her Last Case
    The Intimate Strangers
    Zone of Accident
    Fate in her Hands
    Image on the Heart
    Record of Variants
    Explanatory Notes
    Appendix. Composition, publication, and earnings.

  • Author

    F. Scott Fitzgerald


    James L. W. West III, Pennsylvania State University
    James L. W. West III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He has recently published a collected edition of William Styron's non-fiction under the title My Generation (2015).

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