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Read online The Love of the Last Tycoon.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Love of the Last Tycoon i The Last Tycoon i edited by the renowned literary critic Edmund Wilson was first published a year after Fitzgerald s death and includes the author s notes and outline for his unfinished literary masterpiece It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr a character inspired by the life of boy genius Irving Thalberg and is an expos of the studio system in its heyday by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Love of the Last Tycoon
Title:The Love of the Last Tycoon
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Number of Pages:169
Category:Literature, Classics, American, Novels
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The Beautiful and Damned, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, and Other Stories, The Short Stories, This Side of Paradise, Tender Is the Night, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Love of the Last Tycoon, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories, The Great Gatsby, Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
Full grown with a long smoke coloured beard requiring the services of a cane and fonder of cigars than warm milk Benjamin Button is a very curious baby indeed And as Benjamin becomes increasingly youthful with the passing years his family wonders why he persists in the embarrassing folly of living in reverse In this imaginative fable of ageing and the other stories collected here including The Cut Glass Bowl in which an ill meant gift haunts a family s misfortunes The Four Fists where a man s life shaped by a series of punches to his face and the revelry mobs and anguish of May Day F Scott Fitzgerald displays his unmatched gift as a writer of short stories br br Also included br br Head and Shoulders br O Russet Witch br Crazy Sunday, Today F Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels but in his lifetime his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America s most gifted and best paid writers of stories and novellas br br In The Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald Matthew J Bruccoli the country s premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer assembles a sparkling collection that encompasses the full scope of Fitzgerald s short fiction br br The forty three masterpieces range from early stories that capture the fashion of the times to later ones written after the author s fabled crack up which are sober reflections on his own youthful excesses br br Included are classic novellas such as The Rich Boy May Day and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz as well as a remarkable body of work he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister slicks br br These stories can be read as an autobiographical journal of a great writer s career an experience deepened by the illuminating introductory headnotes that Matthew Bruccoli has written for each story placing it in its literary and biographical context br br Together these forty three stories compose a vivid picture of a lost era but their brilliance is timeless As Malcolm Cowley once wrote Fitzgerald remains an exemplar and archetype but not of the s alone in the end he represents the human spirit in one of its permanent forms br br This essential collection is ample testament to that statement and a monument to the genius of one of the great voices in the history of American literature, b THE GREAT GATSBY b F Scott Fitzgerald s third book stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the s br br i The Great Gatsby i is one of the great classics of twentieth century literature br back cover, Today F Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels but in his lifetime his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America s most gifted story writers The Curious Case of Benjamin Button a witty and fantastical satire about aging is one of his most memorable stories br br In Benjamin Button is born an old man and mysteriously begins aging backward At the beginning of his life he is withered and worn but as he continues to grow younger he embraces life he goes to war runs a business falls in love has children goes to college and prep school and as his mind begins to devolve he attends kindergarten and eventually returns to the care of his nurse br br This strange and haunting story embodies the sharp social insight that has made Fitzgerald one of the great voices in the history of American literature