On Booze

On Booze

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
On Booze

On Booze

by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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A collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best drinking stories makes this the most intoxicating New Directions Pearl yet!

“First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works never before published by New Directions. On Booze portrays “The Jazz Age” as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush — with quite a hangover.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811219266
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Series: New Directions Pearls
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 626,416
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

About The Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the United States Army during World War I. His first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), was a national bestseller; Fitzgerald followed it with three more complete novels and hundreds of popular short stories. The Great Gatsby (1925), a timeless story of social class, race, and gender in America, remains his best-known work. Fitzgerald was living in Los Angeles, working on movie screenplays and a novel he called The Love of the Last Tycoon, when he died of a heart attack on December 21, 1941, at the age of 44.

Date of Birth:

September 24, 1896

Date of Death:

December 21, 1940

Place of Birth:

St. Paul, Minnesota


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