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Taps at Reveille


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

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107470378

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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taps at Reveille is one of the author's strongest collections of short fiction. It brings together several of his best stories from the late 1920s and early 1930s, including 'Crazy Sunday', and 'Babylon Revisited', a story considered by many to be his masterpiece in the genre. Fitzgerald assembled the collection in a time of debt and personal difficulty, working with texts that had, in many cases, been censored by the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Using evidence from the drafts that bear Fitzgerald's final revisions, this edition presents for the first time restored texts of the stories, with censored material reinstated and sexual innuendo as Fitzgerald originally intended. This volume offers as well an extended historical introduction, explanatory notes, textual apparatus, and, in an appendix, 'Thank You for the Light', a vignette recently discovered among Fitzgerald's literary remains and published for the first time in 2012.

    • Presents for the first time restored texts of the stories originally published in the Saturday Evening Post, with censored material reinstated and sexual innuendo as Fitzgerald originally intended
    • Includes the previously unknown story 'Thank You for the Light', discovered among Fitzgerald's papers and published for the first time in The New Yorker in 2012
    • The introduction reconstructs the history of Taps at Reveille, Fitzgerald's last collection of short fiction published during his lifetime
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    'If you want to see what Fitzgerald really intended his writing to say, get the new edition of Taps At Reveille. For West's work we should all – including Scott Fitzgerald – be very grateful.' Anne Margaret Daniel, Huffington Post

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107470378
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Background
    2. Publication and reception
    3. Post-publication corrections
    4. Editorial principles
    5. Restorations
    Taps at Reveille: Crazy Sunday
    Two Wrongs
    The Night of Chancellorsville
    The Last of the Belles
    Family in the Wind
    A Short Trip Home
    One Interne
    The Fiend
    Babylon Revisited
    Additional Stories, December 1928–July 1931: Outside the Cabinet-Maker's
    The Rough Crossing
    At Your Age
    The Swimmers
    The Bridal Party
    One Trip Abroad
    The Hotel Child
    A New Leaf
    Record of variants
    Explanatory notes
    Appendix 1. 'Thank You for the Light'
    Appendix 2. 'Author's foreword'
    Appendix 3. 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. His most recent book is Making the Archives Talk (2011), a collection of essays.

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