Flappers and Philosophers
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2011
Duration: 6 hours 52 minutes
Flappers and Philosophers marked F. Scott Fitzgerald's entry into the realm of the short story, in which he adroitly proved himself "a master of the mechanism of shortstory technique" (Boston Transcript). Several of his most wellknown tales are represented in this classic collection of eight, including "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" and "Head and Shoulders," with their particularly O. Henrylike twists; the poignant "Benediction" and "The CutGlass Bowl;" and "The Offshore Pirate," the octet's opening and "most romantic story" (New York Times Book Review).
Filtered through Fitzgerald's remarkable intensity of vision and fed by his matchless imagination, these tales shimmer with the exuberance of youth during the Jazz Age. This sublime shortstory collection plumbs the depths of human feeling with a perspicacity that is quintessential Fitzgerald.
"This may be the only recording of these choice Fitzgerald short stories—and Blackstone has produced a quality version. Audio is always an excellent medium for short stories, and Fitzgerald's works are certainly no exception. Blackstone's fine production is a bonus."—Today's Librarian