Witty, wise, and beautifully poignant short stories from a master of the form
Bernice is pretty but awkward. She can’t dance, flirt, or hold her liquor. When her sophisticated cousin, Marjorie, finally decides to help the poor girl, the results are dramatic—suddenly the boys are interested in Bernice. Too interested, thinks Marjorie. So she decides to play a cruel trick—but Bernice gets the last laugh.
First published in the Saturday Evening Post, “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” is a classic tale of the Jazz Age and but one of the highlights of this classic story collection. Other gems include “The Ice Palace,” “The Cut-Glass Bowl,” and “The Offshore Pirate,” a delightfully clever story about a spoiled young girl who falls in love with an unlikely suitor.
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Praise for F. Scott Fitzgerald
“[Fitzgerald] was better than he knew. . . . He invented a generation.” —The New York Times F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Princeton University. His debut novel, This Side of Paradise—published when he was twenty-three years old—was an immediate success, selling out of its first printing in three days. He would go on to write some of the finest short stories and novels of the twentieth century, including The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night, and The Great Gatsby, and he became an icon of the Jazz Age—a term he coined.