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Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Flappers and Philosophers

13 ratings, 3 reviews

F. Scott Fitzgerald followed up his smash hit debut novel This Side of Paradise with this 1920 collection of short stories, Flappers and Philosophers, that contains many signature pieces like "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "The Ice Palace," and "The Cut Glass Bowl." Though most of his novels faded quickly within his Fitzgerald's lifetime, his stories are what made him super famous. So if all you know is the GG, then take a few hours for these eight gems of the Jazz age.

Many of these tales feature young women coming of age around the turn of the 19th century:19 year old gals in New England towns, Ivy League schools, and country clubs who move to the big city, surrounded by liquor and Jazz, fox trots and flappers.

▪ "The Offshore Pirate"
▪ "The Ice Palace"
▪ "Head and Shoulders"
▪ "The Cut-Glass Bowl"
▪ "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"
▪ "Benediction"
▪ "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong"
▪ "The Four Fists"

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Elias Silva

January 30, 2016

Thank you for allowing me access to valuable literary works. In Venezuela, we have no access to US dollars, this is a window to knowledge. Thanks again.


Quincy Nessig

July 22, 2013

This author has some promise, though these stories are shy of greatness, while awash in good plotting.


Sarah Cooper

December 29, 2012

A memorable collection of FSF short stories - each one so beautifully written and captivating that you're almost disappointed they're not full blown novels in their own right. Superbly drawn characters, interesting storylines that will draw you into another era. Highly recommend