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Tales of the Jazz Age /
F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited by James L.W. West III.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
description
xxviii, 539 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521402387 (hardback)
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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0521402387 (hardback)
catalogue key
4765020
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
James L. W. West III is Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, where he directs the Penn State Center for the History of the Book
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-08-12:
Fitzgerald's 1922 collection isn't his strongest work, but it does contain gems like "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz." This edition also sports several additional stories not included in the original, such as "Diamond Dick, "The Third Casket," and "The Unspeakable Egg," plus a scholarly introduction and other goodies by editor West. Nice if you can afford it. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"Tales of the Jazz Age is a superb edition of classic literature that would grace any academic or library collection--and is 'must' reading for F. Scott Fitzgerald enthusiasts and fans." The Midwest Book Review
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Summaries
Main Description
Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes at least two masterpieces--"May Day" and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz". This edition reproduces Tales of the Jazz Age in full, along with several uncollected stories from the early 1920s, including "Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar", which closely anticipates the themes and characters of The Great Gatsby. James L.W. West III traces the textual history of the stories, and provides detailed historical notes and references.
Main Description
Fitzgerald’s second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes two masterpieces - ‘May Day’ and ‘The Diamond as Big as the Ritz’ - as well as other stories from his earlier career. Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories reproduces Tales of the Jazz Age in full, along with several uncollected stories from the early 1920s, including ‘Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar’, a 1923 narrative which closely anticipates the themes and characters of The Great Gatsby. In his introduction James L. W. West III offers an account of the textual history of the stories, reconstructs Fitzgerald’s decisions about which stories to include and exclude, and examines reproductions of surviving manuscripts and typescripts. He supplies a full record of variants, tracing Fitzgerald’s extensive revisions to the stories, and he provides detailed historical notes, references and glosses.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work reproduces 'Tales of the Jazz Age' in full, along with several uncollected stories from the early 1920s. It offers an account of the textual history of the stories and reconstructs Fitzgerald's decisions about which stories to include.
Description for Bookstore
This scholarly edition of Fitzgerald’s second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes at least two masterpieces - ‘May Day’ and ‘The Diamond as Big as the Ritz’. The volume also reproduces several uncollected stories, including ‘Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar’, which closely anticipates The Great Gatsby.
Description for Bookstore
This scholarly edition of Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes at least two masterpieces - 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz'. The volume also reproduces several uncollected stories, including 'Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar', which closely anticipates The Great Gatsby.
Description for Bookstore
This volume in the authoritative critical edition of Fitzgerald's works reproduces his second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age, together with several uncollected stories from the early 1920s. This edition includes a full record of variants, tracing Fitzgerald's extensive revisions, detailed historical notes, references and glosses.
Main Description
Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes two masterpieces – 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz' – as well as other stories from his earlier career. Tales of the Jazz Age reproduces the original collection in full, along with several uncollected stories from the early 1920s, including 'Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar', a 1923 narrative which closely anticipates the themes and characters of The Great Gatsby. In his introduction James L. W. West, III offers an account of the textual history of the stories, reconstructs Fitzgerald's decisions about which stories to include and exclude, and examines reproductions of surviving manuscripts and typescripts. He supplies a full record of variants, tracing Fitzgerald's extensive revisions to the stories, and he provides detailed historical notes, references and glosses.
Description for Library
Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes at least two masterpieces - 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz'. Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories reproduces Tales of the Jazz Age in full, along with several uncollected stories from the early 1920s, including 'Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar', which closely anticipates the themes and characters of The Great Gatsby. James L. W. West III traces the textual history of the stories, and provides detailed historical notes, references and glosses.
Main Description
Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes two masterpieces - 'May Day' and 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz' - as well as other stories from his earlier career. Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories reproduces Tales of the Jazz Age in full, along with several uncollected stories from the early 1920s, including 'Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar', a 1923 narrative which closely anticipates the themes and characters of The Great Gatsby. In his introduction James L. W. West III offers an account of the textual history of the stories, reconstructs Fitzgerald's decisions about which stories to include and exclude, and examines reproductions of surviving manuscripts and typescripts. He supplies a full record of variants, tracing Fitzgerald's extensive revisions to the stories, and he provides detailed historical notes, references and glosses.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Illustrationsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Backgroundp. xi
Submission and revisionp. xiv
Disagreementsp. xv
Designp. xvi
Final choicesp. xviii
Editorial principlesp. xix
A Table of Contentsp. 5
The Jelly-Beanp. 13
The Camel's Backp. 33
May Dayp. 61
Procelain and Pinkp. 115
The Diamond as Big as the Ritzp. 127
The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonp. 169
Tarquin of Cheapsidep. 196
"O Russet Witch!"p. 204
The Lees of Happinessp. 239
Mr. Ickyp. 261
Jemina, the Mountain Girlp. 269
Additional Stories, May 1923-March 1925
Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitarp. 277
Diamond Dickp. 298
The Third Casketp. 318
The Unspeakable Eggp. 332
John Jackson's Arcadyp. 351
The Pusher-in-the-Facep. 374
Love in the Nightp. 389
Record of variantsp. 407
Explanatory notesp. 499
Illustrationsp. 529
Dummy table of contentsp. 533
Composition, publication, and earningsp. 538
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