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Tales of the Jazz Age

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tales of the Jazz Age

This book contains selections from the F. Scott Fitzgerald collectionTales of the Jazz Age. The short stories collected here include the novelette May Day and the novella The Diamond as Big as the Ritz.

The book is divided into three parts: My Last Flappers (The Jelly-Bean, The Camel's Back, May Day, and Porcelain and Pink), Fantasies (The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Unclassified Masterpieces (The Lees of Happiness, Mr. Icky, and Jemina the Mountain Girl)

Source: Fitzgerald, F.S. (1922) Tales of the Jazz Age. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons

A TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE JELLY–BEAN
The Jelly-Bean, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story following Jim Powell, an excessive gambler and outcast who has given up on polite society, as he trys to impress his new love interst, Nancy Lamar.
THE CAMEL'S BACK
The Camel's Back, a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is the tale of a man in love, Perry Parkhurst, who presents his girlfriend with an ultimatum: get married or end the relationship forever. After ending the relationship, a heartbroken Parkhurst attends the Citrus Ball in a camel costume, determined to win her back.
MAY DAY Chapter I
May Day, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a tale that interweaves the stories of the underprivileged and of the wealthy during the May Day riots of 1919.
MAY DAY Chapter II
MAY DAY Chapter III
MAY DAY Chapter IV
MAY DAY Chapter V
MAY DAY Chapter VI
MAY DAY Chapter VII
MAY DAY Chapter VIII
MAY DAY Chapter IX
MAY DAY Chapter X
MAY DAY Chapter XI
PORCELAIN AND PINK
Porcelain and Pink is a short story, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about the mistaken identity of a woman in the bath-tub.
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 1
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, a novella by F. Scott Fitzgerald, follows John T. Unger as he visits the home of dorm-mate Percy Washington. When Unger learns of the wealth of his friend and the measures the Washington family will take to protect their fortune, he is faced with an important decision.
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 2
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 3
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 4
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 5
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 6
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 7
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 8
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 9
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 10
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Chapter 11
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about a child born with the outward appearance of a 70-year-old man who ages in reverse. As he grows older, he appears to be getting younger with each passing year. 
THE LEES OF HAPPINESS
The Lees of Happiness, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story about the growing love of husband and wife, Jeffrey and Roxanne. When Jeffrey has a stroke, a close family friend frequently visits and helps the couple through the difficult time.
MR. ICKY
Mr. Icky, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story describing a strange conversation between Mr. Icky, an older man dressed in a costume, and a young boy named Peter.
JEMINA, THE MOUNTAIN GIRL
Jemina, the Mountain Girl, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story describing the relationship between Jemina Tantrum, an uneducated girl from the mountains, and an unknown man from the settlements. 
  • Year Published: 1922
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 12.0
  • Word Count: 96,400
  • Genre: Realism
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