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    All The Sad Young Men

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Published a year after The Great Gatsby, this short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel’s themes, as well as its unique writing style. Two of the most famous tales, the beautifully elegiac ‘The Rich Boy’ and ‘Winter Dreams’, deal with wealthy protagonists – the old-money Anson Hu…

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    Babylon Revisited and Other Stories

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Set in the year after the 1929 crash and incorporating many autobiographical elements, ‘Babylon Revisited’ tells the story of the widower Charlie Wales, a reformed alcoholic and successful businessman returning to Paris to convince his in-laws to give him back the daughter he abandoned. As the old h…

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    Basil and Josephine

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Basil and Josephine charts the coming of age of two privileged youths from quiet Midwestern towns, Basil Duke Lee and Josephine Perry – based on Fitzgerald himself and a combination of his first love Ginevra King and his wife Zelda. As one struggles to gain the acceptance of his peers and becomes co…

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    Eureka

    By Edgar Allan Poe

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    Initially composed by Poe as a public lecture towards the end of his career and considered by him the culmination of all his life’s work, Eureka is an extended treatise about the creation, existence and the ultimate end of the world. An idiosyncratic blend of creative writing and scientific discours…

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fiction ten-book set

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    This month, we’re offering a ten-book collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fiction – and letting you choose the ten books you want. Simply enter your name, choose the ten books you want, and order. F Scott Fitzgerald 10-book set options Please enter your name and choose your ten books, then click ‘su…

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    Flappers and Philosophers

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Published soon after Fitzgerald’s debut novel This Side of Paradise, Flappers and Philosophers was the author’s first collection of short fiction, a form through which he had gained notoriety in newspapers and magazines. The familiar themes of aspiration and social satire already permeate his writin…

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    Image on the Heart and Other Stories

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    When Tudy’s first husband tragically dies, she takes up the offer of Tom, a family friend, to pay for her to go to study in France. After she and her benefactor become close, she agrees to marry him in Provence later that year. But as the wedding approaches, Tom discovers that his fiancée has become…

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    Leaves of Grass

    By Walt Whitman

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    First published in 1855 and extended by the author over the course of more than three decades, Leaves of Grass embodies Walt Whitman’s lifetime ambition to create a new voice that could capture the spirit and vibrancy of the young American nation, while celebrating at the same time “Nature without c…

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    Tales of the Jazz Age

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    A collection of early short stories which helped make Fitzgerald’s name, Tales of the Jazz Age combines period pieces – the most notable of which is the novella-length ‘May Day’ – with more fanciful creations, such as the fantastical ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, recently made into a Hollyw…

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    The Complete F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    A special collection of all 15 fiction works by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A must-have for fans of Fitzgerald and ideal as a gift. Includes: All the Sad Young Men, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, Tales of the Jazz Age, Tender Is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Love Boat and Other Stories…

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    The Crack-Up

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Compiled and published after Fitzgerald’s death by his friend, the prominent critic and editor Edmund Wilson, The Crack-Up is a collection of writings that chronicle the author’s state of mind and personal perspective on events, fellow writers and public figures of the 1920s and 1930s. In addition t…

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    The Great Gatsby

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighbouring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a flamboyant but reserved self-made man with murky business interests and a shadowy past. As the two m…

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