She was an impulsive, fashionable, and carefree 1920's 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 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. Listen to the stories that made F. Scott Fitzgerald one of the most beloved writers in America -- and around the world - still today.
Where does Gatsby Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What did you like best about this story?
Fitzgerald 's masterful writing was fully actualized with this narration.
What does Jeff Kongs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Perfect intonation and awesome voice acting. Enlivened the entire experience.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
All. I love Fitzgerald and was pleased the narration did his writing justice.