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The F Scott Fitzgerald Collection Volume One - This Side of Paradise The Beautiful and Damned Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age - cover

The F Scott Fitzgerald Collection Volume One - This Side of Paradise The Beautiful and Damned Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Summary

Four unforgettable works by the author of The Great Gatsby—one of the greatest writers of America’s Lost Generation.  This Side of Paradise: Amory Blain experiences a childhood of worldly sophistication before a medical condition forces him to face reality. From prep school and Princeton University to the horrors of World War I, Blaine searches for his place in the world—a quest that personifies the struggles of his generation.  The Beautiful and the Damned: The presumptive heir to an enormous fortune, Anthony Patch is a bon vivant of New York society. He and his wife, Gloria, live a life of extravagant pleasure until Anthony’s inheritance disappears and the Great War breaks out, sending their glittering marriage on a disastrous downward spiral.  Flappers and Philosophers: This collection of short stories includes the Jazz Age classic “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” in which an awkward young woman is transformed into a popular beauty by her jealous cousin. Other gems include “The Ice Palace,” “The Cut-Glass Bowl,” and “The Offshore Pirate.”  Tales of the Jazz Age: This short story collection includes “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the classic tale of a man who ages backwards, as well as “May Day,” “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” and many others.

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