Audio Books : Literary : Other quality : English
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Flappers and Philosophers
- William Dufris, Narrator - 5 Tapes = 6 Hrs 44 Mins
- Blackstone Audiobooks - 1999
First published in 1920, this is a classic collection of eight short stories.
1. The Offshore Pirate
2. The Ice Palace
3. Head and Shoulders
4. The Cut-Glass Bowl
5. Bernice Bobs Her Hair
7. Dalyrimple Goes Wrong
8. The Four Fists
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. Flappers and Philosophers contains some of Fitzgerald's best early stories: "The Offshore Pirate," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "The Ice Palace," and "Benediction." In these narratives Fitzgerald presented his prototypical Jazz-Age heroines, beautiful and willful young women who later became trademarks of his fiction. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century -- a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived his life as a romantic, equally capable of great dedication to his craft and reckless squandering of his artistic capital. He left us one sure masterpiece, The Great Gatsby; a near-masterpiece, Tender Is the Night; and a gathering of stories and essays that together capture the essence of the American experience. His writings are insightful and stylistically brilliant; today he is admired both as a social chronicler and a remarkably gifted artist.
The New York Times Book Review On the whole, Flappers and Philosophers represents the triumph of form over matter....There is no telling what good fortune awaits this volume of excellent short stories....The ingenuity which marks his works he may consider a necessity in American fiction of today....Mr. Fitzgerald is working out an idiom, and it is an idiom at once universal, American, and individual. -- Review --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.