"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat": The Works of F. Scott Fitgerald; Finely Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe
This Side of Paradise; Flappers and Philosophers; Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories; The Beautiful and the Damned; The Great Gatsby; Tender is the Night; Taps at Reveille; The Last Tycoon: An Unfinished Novel; The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Selection of 28 Stories; Afternoon of an Author: A Selection of Uncollected Stories and Essays; Babylon Revisited and Other Stories; The Pat Hobby Stories; The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald; Scott Fitzgerald: Letters to His Daughter; The Apprentice Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1909-1917.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott.$7,500.00
Item Number: 90632
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons / Rutgers University Press.
Finely bound set of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Octavo, 15 volumes, bound in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. An exceptional set.
Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise, displayed a sophisticated cynicism masking keen psychological insight and sensitivity to the falseness of the ideals of the so-called "jazz era" in America, following World War 1. F. Scott Fitzgerald continued to write on this theme in two volumes of short stories, Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age. With the publication of The Great Gatsby, the story of a gross and ostentatious man who gained immense material success but who destroyed himself and those around him in the process, F. Scott Fitzgerald's full powers as a novelist were revealed; he was ranked by many critics as one of the pre-eminent American writers. In his later writings, as exemplified by the short story collections All the Sad Young Men and Taps at Reveille, and the novel Tender is the Night, his central theme shifted to what he deemed the inevitable corruption of the individual by the blind crassness of modern society.