Tales of the Jazz Age
Tales of the Jazz Age

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories contains some of his best-known tales of the glittering era he gave a name to. 

Published in 1922, Tales of the Jazz Age featured not only the flappers and lost young men Fitzgerald had made his name with, but a greater variety of characters and scenes. The critically admired novella "May Day" contrasts its drunken debutantes with a mob of war veterans battling socialists in the streets. Here, too, are several imaginative stories that Fitzgerald described as "fantasies," including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," about a man who ages in reverse, and "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz," a surreal fable about the excesses of greed. Tales of the Jazz Age not only furthered Fitzgerald's reputation as a master storyteller but cemented his place as the spokesman of an age.

Title Tales of the Jazz Age
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher Vintage
Dewey Classification 813.52
Title First Published 10 August 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 0307476375
ISBN-13 9780307476371
Publication Date 10 August 2010
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $11.00

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