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Flappers and Philosophers

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First US Edition/1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/N/A. Stated 'Published September, 1920' with colophon to on copyright page as per first issue. In dark green cloth with blind stamp titling to front cover and gilt to spine which has dulled a bit. Rubbing through cloth and softening at bottom corners, with softening to top corners as well. A few nicks to heel of spine and a 1/4 inch tear at head. Some spots/marks and smudges to cloth, but not excessive. Some light tanning to pages and page ends. Deckle edge with some tears to front edge of last page and page following as still uncut and a sloppy attempt was made from the top a third of the way down. Letter and number 'C10' to ffep, otherwise clean interior and solid binding. In brand new high quality facsimile jacket.

Synopsis

Flappers and Philosophers was published in 1920 on the heels of Fitzgerald’s sensational debut, This Side of Paradise, and anticipated themes in The Great Gatsby. This iconic collection marks the writer’s entry into short fiction, and contains some of his most famous early stories, including “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” “The Ice Palace,” “Head and Shoulders,” and “The Offshore Pirate.” In these pages we meet Fitzgerald’s trademark characters: the beautiful, headstrong young women and the dissolute, wandering young men who comprised what came to be called the Lost Generation. With their bobbed hair and dangling cigarettes, his characters are sophisticated, witty, and, above all, modern: the spoiled heiress who falls for her kidnapper, the intellectual student whose life is turned upside-down by a chorus girl, the feuding debutantes whose weapons are cutting words and a pair of scissors. An instant classic in its time, a confirmed part of the canon today, this collection evokes 1920s America through the eyes of a writer indelibly linked to that singular era.  (Publisher Summary - Random House )

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Bookseller
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
LPB006547FF
Title
Flappers and Philosophers
Author
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
N/A
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First US Edition/1st Printing
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1920
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
American Literature;

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Deckle edge
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Cloth
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Gilt
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