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Diamond as big as the Ritz

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2012]
Series: Art of the novella.; Melville House classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness." Although this novella stands out from his body of work in that it's a playful yet sinister fairy tale, it brilliantly fuses F. Scott Fitzgerald's ongoing lush fantasies about the extremes of wealth with his much more somber understanding of what underpins it. Loosely inspired by a summer he spent as a teenager working on a ranch in Montana, The Diamond as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9781612192208 1612192203
OCLC Number: 844761709
Notes: "First published June 1922 in the The Smart Set (The magazine edited by H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan) ; First published in volume form in the 1922 short story collection Tales of the Jazz Age, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York."--Title page verso.
Description: 84 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: The diamond as big as the Ritz --
The offshore pirate --
The ice palace --
Bernice bobs her hair --
The jelly-bean --
May Day
Series Title: Art of the novella.; Melville House classics.
Responsibility: F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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"Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness." Although this novella stands out from his body of work in that it's a playful yet sinister fairy tale, it brilliantly fuses F. Scott Fitzgerald's ongoing lush fantasies about the extremes of wealth with his much more somber understanding of what underpins it. Loosely inspired by a summer he spent as a teenager working on a ranch in Montana, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz is Fitzgerald's hallucinatory paean to the American West and all its promises. It's the story of John T. Unger, a young Southerner who goes to Montana for summer vacation with a wealthy college classmate. But the classmate's family proves to be much more than simply wealth: they own a mountain made entirely of one solid diamond. And they've gone to dreadful lengths to conceal their secret ... meaning John could be in danger.

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