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The Portable F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (author); Dorothy Parker (selections); John O'Hara (introduction)

Published by Viking, 1945
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Dan Pope Books (West Hartford, CT, U.S.A.)

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New York: Viking (1945). First edition, first printing. Cloth, pp. xix, 835. Very good, without dust jacket. Prior owner's neat signature and address front end paper. Covers have few spots of faint soiling, with light wear at tips of spine, endpapers are lightly tanned, else a very good copy. First edition (of this collection) Bruccoli AA1; issued as a volume in the series Viking Portable Library. Includes the entire text of THE GREAT GATSBY and TENDER IS THE NIGHT. Text has no writing, no highlighting, etc.; no remainder marks. NOT BC ed; NOT ex-lib. Includes nine short stories (Absolution, The Baby Party, The Rich Boy, May Day, The Cut-Glass Bowl, The Offshore Pirate, The Freshest Boy, Crazy Sunday, Babylon Revisited). With an introduction by John O'Hara. Becoming rare. 1st edition, w/ no indication of any other printing. In 1945, his friend Dorothy Parker compiled The Portable F. Scott Fitzgerald. By 1945 the opinion that "Gatsby" was merely a period piece had almost entirely disappeared. In that year New Directions published Edmund Wilson's edition of "The Crack-UP," and a new edition of "Gatsby," with an introduction by Lionel Trilling which quietly asserted that "Fitzgerald is now beginning to take his place in our literary tradition." In that year, too, "Gatsby" was reprinted in The Viking Portable Fitzgerald. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 21-06-5

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Title: The Portable F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 1945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition....

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