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Tales of the Jazz Age

Tales of the Jazz Age

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Written by F. Scott FitzgeraldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 10, 2010
  • Price: $11.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-47637-1 (0-307-47637-5)
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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.