The Diamond As Big As The Ritz and Other Stories By F Scott Fitzgerald

ISBN: 978-0140624106

Published By Penguin Classics

This was my first experience of F Scott Fitzgerald, quite a long time ago now, and I came across it on my bookshelf and memories of it came flooding back. It is a collection of his short stories. This particular edition is now out of print, but there are other editions now available. Penguin have a rather beautiful hardback version of his short stories at the moment.

The first story is “The Diamond As Big As The Ritz”, a story about unlimited wealth with a rather nasty sting it it’s tail. I can remember quite clearly reading this and although it is short, I had to stop at the end to take it all in, before moving onto the next story.

“Bernice Bobs Her Hair” is another of my favourites. It is a story about social pressure, again with a neat twist at the end. Even ninety years ago there was pressure to fit in.

As the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend, I shall get out the deck chair, mix myself a cocktail and re-read this in the sunshine.


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