The Greatest Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bernice Bobs Her Hair + The Diamond as Big as the Ritz + The Curious Case of Benjamin Button + The Popular Girl + Winter Dreams

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Greatest Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald” contains 5 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.


Table of Contents:

Bernice Bobs Her Hair

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Popular Girl

Winter Dreams


Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1920)

The story centers on Bernice, who is an awkward girl visiting her cousin’s family for part of the summer. Bernice’s cousin is a snobby girl who pretends to befriend Bernice in order to teach her about how to act in modern society, but then tricks Bernice into “bobbing” her hair – an act that meets much criticism from the boys who were once so captivated with her.


The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (1922)

Fitzgerald said that he wrote this story simply to amuse himself.The story centers on John T. Unger, a boy from Hades, Mississippi and his summer trip to a classmate’s house “out West”. John later learns that his classmate’s family lives on a diamond the size of a mountain, and they do some pretty awful things to keep that a secret.


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1922)

It is a charming fantasy about a man who ages in reverse, descending through the years from newborn senescence to terminal infancy.


The Popular Girl (1922)

It tells the story of society girl Yanci Bowman, who realizes she is alone after her father dies. She is enchanted to meet Scott Kimberly, a very rich and very eligible young man. Too ashamed to admit to Scott her desperate state, she instead creates a fanciful world full of parties and holidays, friends and suitors, to convince him she is still the popular girl he first met. However, as her charade grows ever more fragile, she endangers their friendship and her very hope of salvation.


Winter Dreams (1922)

Winter Dreams is a story, with a theme about a young boy who follows his dreams. He aims to become a wealthy man to win the girl he loves.


Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American novelist and short-story writer. He is ranked among the great American writers of the 20th cent. Fitzgerald is widely considered the literary spokesman of the "jazz age"—the decade of the 1920s. Part of the interest of his work derives from the fact that the mad, gin-drinking, morally and spiritually bankrupt men and women he wrote about led lives that closely resembled his own.

 

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.
 
Published January 5, 2014 by e-artnow. 167 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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