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Tales of the Jazz Age

Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
By: (1896-1940)

Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three separate parts, according to subject matter, it includes one of his better-known short stories, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Several of the stories had also been published earlier, independently, in either The Metropolitan, Saturday Evening Post, Smart Set, Collier's, Chicago Tribune, or Vanity Fair.

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This is a Southern story, with the scene laid in the small Lily of Tarleton, Georgia. I have a profound affection for Tarleton, but somehow whenever I write a story about it I receive letters from all over the South denouncing me in no uncertain terms. "The Jelly Bean," published in "The Metropolitan," drew its full share of these admonitory notes.

It was written under strange circumstances shortly after my first novel was published, and, moreover, it was the first story in which I had a collaborator. For, finding that I was unable to manage the crap shooting episode, I turned it over to my wife, who, as a Southern girl, was presumably an expert on the technique and terminology of that great sectional pastime.


I suppose that of all the stories I have ever written this one cost me the least travail and perhaps gave me the most amusement. As to the labor involved, it was written during one day in the city of New Orleans, with the express purpose of buying a platinum and diamond wrist watch which cost six hundred dollars... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 3, 2016
Subject: nice story
good story to follow. Not too long.
Reviewer: - December 14, 2015
Subject: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sweet story nicely narrated! It's short, maybe about an hour give or take. Loved it!
Reviewer: - January 4, 2015
Subject: Brilliant story
Brilliant story and beautifully read. Thank you!
Reviewer: - December 13, 2013
Subject: Great story
What an amazing story, read beautifully.
October 22, 2013
I enjoyed this reading. Excellent story.
September 19, 2013
Very good story--enjoyed it and the reader made it even more enjoyable.
July 27, 2013
Brilliant story .. I just love it.
March 20, 2013
Love the reading.
Reviewer: - March 12, 2013
Excellent reading. I was surprised how short this book really is. Very good.
Reviewer: - January 9, 2013
Subject: Top banana
Love this narrator. Top banana.

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