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Though ​most widely known for the novella The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald gained a major source of income as a professional writer from the sale of short stories. Over the course of his career, Fitzgerald published more than 160 stories in the period's most popular magazines. His second short fiction collection, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes two masterpieces as well as several other stories from his earlier career. One, „May Day,” depicts a party at a popular club in New York that becomes a night of revelry during which former soldiers and an affluent group of young people start an anti-Bolshevik demonstration that results in an attack on a leftist newspaper office. „The Diamond as Big as the Ritz” is a fantastic satire of the selfishness endemic to the wealthy and their undying pursuit to preserve that way of life.

All of these stories, like his best novels, meld Fitzgerald's fascination with wealth with an awareness of a larger world, creating a subtle… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1922

A következő kiadói sorozatokban jelent meg: Macmillan Collector's Library Macmillan angol · F. Scott Fitzgerald Classics Penguin angol

Macmillan, London, 2016
368 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781509826391
Orion, London, 2014
322 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9781409151838
Penguin, New York, 2011
224 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780141197470

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Várólistára tette 10

Kívánságlistára tette 3

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Véda P>!
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tales of the Jazz Age

Fitzgerald valóban a papírra vetett jazz-éra királya volt, a korszak összes stílusjegyével, manírjaival, sznobizmusával.
Szerettem a novellagyűjteményt, s megmosolyogva fedeztem fel majd' mindenhol Zeldát és Francist :)

Amare >!
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tales of the Jazz Age

A legjobb történetek a Porcelain and Pink meg a The diamond as big as the Ritz voltak, ezért a kettőért megérte nekem elolvasni. Bár voltak már érdekes és szórakoztató történetek nekem ez a kettő vitte el a prímet. A női karakterek sokszor idegesítettek, olyanok voltak mint Daisy a Nagy Gatsby-be. Mintha teljesen más fajba tartoznánk. Jó olvasmány volt, érdekes, néhol elgondolkodtattó és abszurd.

Népszerű idézetek

lone_digger P>!

Nancy had a mouth like a remembered kiss and shadowy eyes and blue-black hair inherited from her mother who had been born in Budapest.

The Jelly Bean, page 7

lone_digger P>!

'I never noticed the stars before. I always thought of them as great big diamonds that belonged to someone. Now they frighten me. They make me feel that it was all a dream, all my youth.'

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, page 193

lone_digger P>!

He read at mine, he read in bed,
He read aloud, had he the breath,
His every thought was with the dead,
And so he read himself to death.

Tarquin of Cheapside, page 229

lone_digger P>!

'Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.'

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, page 193

Frank_Waters I>!

„I've always said,” went on Hildegarde, „that I'd rather marry a man of fifty and be taken care of than marry a man of thirty and take care of him.”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


This don’t pretend to be 'Literature.' This is just a tale for red-blooded folks who want a story and not just a lot of 'psychological' staff as 'analysis'. Boy, you’ll love it! Read it here, see it in the movies, play it on the phonograph, run it through the sewing-machine.

Jemina, the Mountain Girl

Frank_Waters I>!

At present, so I am told, the high gods of medicine have decreed that the first cries of the young shall be uttered upon the anesthetic air of a hospital, preferably a fashionable one.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Frank_Waters I>!

„You're just the romantic age,” she continued – „fifty. Twenty-five is too worldly-wise; thirty is apt to be pale from overwork; forty is the age of long stories that take a whole cigar to tell; sixty is – oh, sixty is too near seventy; but fifty is the mellow age. I love fifty.”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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