Title: Romantic Egoists: A Pictorial Autobiography ...
Publisher: Scribners, NY
Publication Date: 1974
Illustrator: Photo Illus. In b&w
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Edition: First Edition
Book Type: Literary History
Book has small bump on bottom edge of spine. DJ 4 corners are lightly rubbed and knicked, 1-1/2" closed tear on bottom front edge of DJ, minor crease on top edge of DJ spine, very small piece missing on top rear edge of DJ 1/32"x1/32". 246pp. Black cloth with bright gilt & copper lettering. 1st Ed. with complete number line. Tght, square, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover (NP). Photo illus. in b&w. EXTRA POSTAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING REQUIRED DUE TO SIZE & WEIGHT OF BOOK - Flat Rate Priority Med. Box only - $68.00 with tracking, insurance and secure packing. (H) Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18356
Synopsis: This pictorial autobiography of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald documents two lives that have become legendary. The book draws almost entirely from the scrapbooks and photograph albums that the Fitzgeralds scrupulously kept as their personal record and provides a wealth of illustrative material not previously available. The book offers: Fitzgerald's thoughts about his early loves in St Paul, Minnesota; a photograph of the country club in Montgomery, Alabama, where the two met; reviews of "This Side of Paradise"; poems to the couple from Ring Lardner; snapshots of their trips abroad; Fitzgerald's careful accounting of his earnings; a photograph of the house on Long Island where "The Great Gatsby" was conceived; postcards with Fitzgerald's drawings for his daughter. These rare photographs and memorabilia combine into a narrative augmented by selections from Scott's and Zelda's own writings, conveying the spirit of particuular moments in their lives.
About the Author: MATTHEW J. BRUCCOLI, the Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, is the leading authority on the House of Scribner and its authors. He is the author of Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the editorial director of the Dictionary of Literary Biography. He lives in Columbia.
SCOTTIE FITZGERALD SMITH (1921–1986) was the only child of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. She worked on the staffs of Time and the New Yorker and wrote for the New York Times and the Washington Post. Smith considered The Romantic Egoists her ultimate tribute to her parents.
The late JOAN P. KERR (1921–1996), a founding editor of American Heritage magazine, was a specialist in American art and photography.
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