The Ice Palace:
An Introduction

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"The Ice Palace" appeared in the 22 May 1920 issue of the Saturday Evening Post and was collected in Flappers and Philosophers. It was the first of a group of stories in which Fitzgerald examined the cultural as well as social differences between the North and South. "It is a grotesquely pictorial country as I found out long ago, and as Mr. Faulkner has since abundantly demonstrated," he commented in 1940. Fitzgerald was particularly aware of the influence of the South on its women -- a concern that was reinforced by his marriage to an Alabama belle.
The text of The Ice Palace.

Fitzgerald Centenary Comments

This page updated 4 December 1996.
Copyright 1996, the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.