Gatsby Girls

Gatsby Girls

by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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She was an impulsive, fashionable and carefree 1920s woman who embodied the essence of the Gatsby Girl -- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda. As Fitzgerald said, "I married the heroine of my stories." All of the eight short stories contained in this collection were inspired by Zelda.

Fitzgerald, one of the foremost writers of American fiction, found early success as a short story writer for the most widely read magazine of the early 20th century -- the Saturday Evening Post. Fitzgerald's stories, first published by the Post between 1920 and 1922, brought the Jazz Age and the "flapper" to life and confirmed that America was changing faster than ever before. Women were bobbing their hair, drinking and flirting shamelessly, and Fitzgerald brought these exciting Gatsby Girls to life in the pages of the Post.

A foreword by Jeff Nilsson, archivist for the Post, adds historical context to this wonderful, new collection, which is highlighted by an introduction written by Fitzgerald himself. Each story is accompanied by the original illustrations and the beautiful cover images from the Post. Read the stories that made F. Scott Fitzgerald one of the most beloved writers in America -- and around the world -- still today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989020046
Publisher: BroadLit, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


The book features Fitzgerald's short stories brought to life with gorgeous original art from the pages of The Saturday Evening Post

He made the Roaring '20s come alive in numerous novels and created the Flapper Girl. As fans anticipate the release of the fourth film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby, there is renewed interest in the legendary writer's work. Fans will delight in knowing that The Saturday Evening Post is working with intellectual property studio SD Entertainment and romance transmedia and company BroadLit to publish F.Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby Girls--a collection of his first eight short stories originally published in The Saturday Evening Post. Included are the original illustrations, cover art, reproductions of the actual pages of the Post, plus a fascinating introduction by thePost's historian. No other writer of his time wrote so skillfully, so sympathetically and so fascinatingly about women.

"We are thrilled to be able to introduce new audiences to the talent of Fitzgerald and the remarkable characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby Girls," said Michele Martell, COO, SD Entertainment. "It is especially meaningful to show these stories in their original context, which illuminates both the writer and his time."

"Even though I have always been a fan of Fitzgerald's work, I was surprised to discover that these eight stories inspired the birth of the 'flapper.' These heroines were the precursors to one of the most romantic women in fiction--Daisy from The Great Gatsby." said Nancy Cushing-Jones, Chief Publishing & Transmedia Officer, BroadLit.

"By the time he published The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald was already one of the best known authors in America thanks to The Saturday Evening Post," said Jeff Nilsson, Post Historian, who is available for interviews. "Through a span of 17 years the magazine published 68 of his short stories, and with 2.5 million subscribers, the Post brought Fitzgerald into the living rooms of Americans who might never have encountered his novels."

Date of Birth:

September 24, 1896

Date of Death:

December 21, 1940

Place of Birth:

St. Paul, Minnesota


Princeton University

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Gatsby Girls 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
TwinsMomMM More than 1 year ago
This book is such fun to read, especially for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book is a collection of the first 8 short stories Fitzgerald wrote for The Saturday Evening Post in 1920. Not only was this his first national exposure, these stories, and the artwork created by the Post, create the archetype of the "flapper girl" that has become part of American culture. GATSBY GIRLS is beautifully formatted for digital devices, and includes the original pages of The Post, so you can see the stories in their original context, and with color illustrations (book has black & white). I loved reading these stories, and the seeming ease with which he creates these lovely characters and situations. Any Fitzgerald fan will really enjoy a chance to delve into these rare gems. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was suppose to be a "free friday" pick and I was charged for it.
LibraryGrandma More than 1 year ago
I will enjoy reading this book on the weekend as I relly like the author's style. As ti the person who was charged for what they thought was a Free Friday offering...maybe you should read before you click , especially since you can't be charged until you confirm the transaction. Reviews should be constructive, even negative ones, as a way to help others make informed choices..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Free Friday Book was free to me.   It is a fun collection of interesting short stories from the Post.   Good info to be had.
jujubee1 More than 1 year ago
Nice collection of stories. Don't people who complain about the Free Friday selection realize that B&N has thousands of free books available all of the time?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like F Scott you will love this collection.
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vanlyle More than 1 year ago
I didn't think I liked F. Scott Fitzgerald, but I thought I would give him another chance since so many others seem to enjoy his stories. I found that I liked his style of writing. The stories had embarrassing elements to them that were uncomfortable for me, but it wasn't as overwhelming as it was in my younger days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits quietly-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Fitzgerald, but found this ti be a yawn. The pictures were great.
DivaDeluxe More than 1 year ago
I loved it!!!
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You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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I wish the last story had been longer. Actually the book was much longer than you expect since there were mostly 2 pages of text for each page number. But all of them were great stories!!
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