The Price Was High. By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century — a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived his life as a romantic, equally capable of great dedication to his craft and reckless squandering of his artistic capital.
This is a collection of incredible short stories, everyone is different but special in its own way.
“The Rubber Check” (1932) is about the usual Fitzgerald young man, this time depicted frankly as a fortune hunter.
“The Love Boat” (1927) marks a new stage in Fitzgerald’s career as a magazine write; it is the first of his mature stories about the search for irrecoverable illusions.
“The Bowl” (1928) is Fitzgerald’s only college-football story, much as he loved the sport.
“More Than Just a House” (1933) is about the same Fitzgerald hero, though it casts him in the role of a rising businessman.
 These stories are interesting on a number of levels: they are fun to read, by and large; they are documents of social history over two crucial decades–those who say F. ignored social changes and remained in jazz age are wrong; they flesh out his oeuvre. Editing is excellent. one can see F. working on themes for his novels.

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