Francis Scott Fitzgerald (78 books)

(18961940)

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels and short stories. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age.

 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man...

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The Great Gatsby

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and...

The Great Gatsby

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set in Long Island's North Shore and New York City during the summer of 1922. The novel chronicles...

Tender is the Night

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Tender Is the Night is an English language novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January-April, 1934 in four issues. It is ranked #28 on the Modern Library's list...

The Beautiful and the Damned

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The novel provides a portrait of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Café Society. As with his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters are complex, especially in their marriage and intimacy,...

This Side of Paradise

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive...

"I Didn't Get Over"

The Rich Boy

Jacob's Ladder

"The Sensible Thing"

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Winter Dreams

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The story tells of John T. Unger, a teenager from the town of Hades, Mississippi, who was sent to a private boarding school in Boston. During the summer he would visit the homes of his classmates, the vast majority...

Gatsby le magnifique

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Raconté par un voisin devenu son ami, le roman tourne autour du personnage de Gatsby, jeune millionnaire charmant au passé trouble qui vit luxueusement dans une villa toujours pleine d'invités. Par certains...

An Alcoholic Case

The Pat Hobby Stories

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The setting: Hollywood: the character: Pat Hobby, a down-and-out screenwriter trying to break back into show business, but having better luck getting into bars. Written between 1939 and 1940, when F. Scott Fitzgerald...

"O Russet Witch!"

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This short story was first published in the "Metropolitan," and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "When this was written I had just completed the first draft of my second novel,...

Love in the Night

Porcelain and Pink

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

First published in the "Smart Set", and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "And do you write for any other magazines?" inquired the young lady. "Oh, yes," I assured her. "I've had...

Mr. Icky

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This has the distinction of being the only magazine piece ever written in a New York hotel. The business was done in a bedroom in the Knickerbocker, and shortly afterward that memorable hostelry closed its doors...

A New Leaf

Emotional Bankruptcy

The Offshore Pirate

Afternoon of an Author

Absolution

Three Hours Between Planes

A Short Trip Home

A Freeze-Out

The Lost Decade

First Blood

Josephine: A Woman With A Past

A Night at the Fair

Crazy Sunday

Dice, Brassknuckles & Guitar

The Swimmers

The Baby Party

The Bridal Party

The Ice Palace

At Your Age

A Nice Quite Place

He Thinks He's Wonderful

May Day

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This somewhat unpleasant tale, published as a novelette in the "Smart Set" in July, 1920, relates a series of events which took place in the spring of the previous year. Each of the three events made a great...

The Camel's Back

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Originally published in the "Saturday Evening Post" in 1920, this story was first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "I suppose that of all the stories I have ever written this one cost...

The Jelly Bean

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Originally published in the periodical The Metropolitan, this story was first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "This is a Southern story, with the scene laid in the small Lily of Tarleton,...

Basil and Cleopatra

Jemina, the Mountain Girl

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Written circa 1917, and published published much later in "Vanity Fair". It was later first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. Written, like "Tarquin of Cheapside," while I was at Princeton,...

The Lees of Happiness

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This short story was first published in the "Chicago Tribune," and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "Of this story I can say that it came to me in an irresistible form, crying to...

The Perfect Life

Basil: The Freshest Boy

The Cut-Glass Bowl

The Fiend

Head and Shoulders

Family in the Wind

Gretchen's Forty Winks

The Last of the Belles

Magnetism

Design in Plaster

Outside the Cabinet-Maker's

Tarquin of Cheapside

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This short story was first published in the "Smart Set" in 1921, although it had been written 5 years previous. It was first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. "Written almost six years...

The Scandal Detectives

News of Paris -- Fifteen Years Ago

Financing Finnegan

The Bowl

Dalyrimple Goes Wrong

Benediction

One Trip Abroad

The Rough Crossing

Two Wrongs

Majesty

Rags Martin-Jones and the Prince of Wales

What a Handsome Pair !

More Than Just A House

The Hotel Child

Forging Ahead

The Night at Chancellorsville

Six of One

The Four Fists

One Interne

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