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Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Other Stories - by F Scott Fitzgerald (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 172

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald

Language: English

Street Date: February 19, 2009
TCIN: 77781362
UPC: 9780486470498
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0335


"It was an age of miracles," declared F. Scott Fitzgerald of the 1920s, "it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire." No author is more closely associated with the decade than Fitzgerald, who christened it the Jazz Age and chronicled its manners and morals. His lyrical, witty fables of society life reveal the disillusionment and cynicism behind the Roaring Twenties' glamorous fa�ade. Six of Fitzgerald's best-loved stories appear here, starting with the title tale, in which a hostess regrets her success at transforming a visiting cousin from wallflower to coquette. Other selections include "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," a glittering fantasy about the corrupting power of wealth; "The Ice Palace," a quasibiographical story of a restless Southern belle; "The Offshore Pirate"; "The Jelly Bean"; and "May Day." Each of these colorful portraits from a bygone era considers timeless themes--love, money, power, the search for happiness--that keep them enduringly popular and ever relevant. Dover (2009) original selection from Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920 and 1922.
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