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Before Gatsby
The First Twenty-Six Short Stories

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli with the assistance of Judith S. Baughman

Fitzgerald's short fiction before he wrote the great American novel

For the first time, the short stories F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote before he began work on what would become his great American novel, The Great Gatsby, have been collected in one volume. Originally published between 1919 and 1923, these twenty-six stories—many of which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and two earlier collections, Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age—document the striking development of Fitzgerald's professionalism and short-story craftsmanship during his twenties. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, the foremost expert on Fitzgerald, the annotated and illustrated collection reproduces period artwork—including magazine illustrations, advertisements, and photographs—that provides a rich contextual backdrop for understanding the ways American life shaped Fitzgerald's fiction.

Matthew J. Bruccoli (1931–2008) was the Emily Brown Jefferies Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of South Carolina and the leading authority on the House of Scribner and its authors. He was the editorial director of the Dictionary of Literary Biography and the author or editor of some one hundred books.

 
 

 

Book jacket for Before Gatsby


 

LITERARY STUDIES
(2001)
6 x 9
584 pages
56 illustrations
ISBN 978-1-57003-371-1
paperback, $24.95s
 
 

 
 
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