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SATURDAY EVENING POST CELEBRATES ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST AUTHORS WITH RELEASE OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD'S GATSBY GIRLS
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."
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.
; May 2013
300 pages; ISBN 9780989020039Read online
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Title: Gatsby Girls
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald