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“O Russet Witch!”

This short story was first published in the “Metropolitan,” and first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. “When this was written I had just completed the first draft of my second novel, and a natural reaction made me revel in a story wherein none of the characters need be […]


Genre: Fiction, Short Stories

Jemina, the Mountain Girl

Written circa 1917, and published published much later in “Vanity Fair”. It was later first published in book form in Tales of the Jazz Age in 1922. Written, like “Tarquin of Cheapside,” while I was at Princeton, this sketch was published years later in “Vanity Fair.” For its technique I must apologize to Mr. Stephen […]


Genre: Fiction, Short Stories

The Beautiful and the Damned

The novel provides a portrait of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Café Society. As with his other novels, Fitzgerald’s characters are complex, especially in their marriage and intimacy, much like how he treats intimacy in Tender Is the Night. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald’s relationship […]


Genre: Fiction, Literary