Flappers and Philosophers

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.83 hours)
Product Number: Z100095846
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481560146
Narrator/s: William Dufris
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Description

Flappers and Philosophers marked F. Scott Fitzgerald's entry into the realm of the short story, in which he adroitly proved himself "a master of the mechanism of short-story technique" (Boston Transcript). Several of his most well-known tales are represented in this classic collection of eight, including "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" and "Head and Shoulders," with their particularly O. Henry-like twists; the poignant "Benediction" and "The Cut-Glass Bowl"; and "The Offshore Pirate," the octet's opening and "most romantic story" (New York Times Book Review). Filtered through Fitzgerald's remarkable intensity of vision and fed by his matchless imagination, these tales shimmer with the exuberance of youth during the Jazz Age. This sublime short-story collection plumbs the depths of human feeling with a perspicacity that is quintessential Fitzgerald.

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Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Original Publish Date: May 11, 2011

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Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Narrator(s): William Dufris
Product Number DD6415
Released: Jul 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470889517
eBook
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Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Product Number EB00171351
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307772664
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Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Product Number EB00561776
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780743247313
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Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Product Number EB00634214
Released: Feb 09, 2016
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504033909
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Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Product Number EB00630025
Released: Dec 22, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772751154
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Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Product Number EB00684429
Released: Aug 31, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Sayre Street Books
ISBN: #9781772753790

Professional reviews

"Fitzgerald's first anthology contains eight stories of jazz-age youth, those whom the author called "romantic egoists." Notably present--the still popular "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," the superbly written "Ice Palace," and "The Off-Shore Pirate," a riff on Valentino's THE SHEIK, which was itself made into a silent film. Narrator Dufris is a bit over the top, a good and bad thing as applied here. On the one hand, he admirably captures Scott's Edwardian schmaltz; on the other, he caricatures the Dramatis Personae, particularly the women. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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