F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tales of the Jazz Age

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Tales of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald's second short story collection, was published by Charles Scribner's Sons on 22 September 1922, in accordance with Scribners' usual policy of bringing out a short story collection soon after a novel by the same author – Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, had appeared on 4 March 1922. Tales consisted of eleven previously published stories. Five had appeared in The Smart Set, a relatively low-paying but prestigious literary periodical edited by the influential critics H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken (1880-1956) and George Jean Nathan (1882-1958); five had featured in the better paying “slicks” (magazines printed on coated paper); and one had …

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Tredell, Nicolas. "Tales of the Jazz Age". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 February 2009
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