On Booze

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Pan Macmillan UK, Jan 1, 2012 - Cooking - 112 pages

A beautifully packaged collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's best writing about drink makes this a most intoxicating gift!

"First you take a drink", F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, "then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."

Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories.

On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works. On Booze portrays "The Jazz Age" as Fitzgerald experienced it: roaring, rambunctious, and lush - with quite a hangover.

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User Review  - madepercy - LibraryThing

I have read several of these short stories before in other collected stories and on the Esquire "Classics" website. Just brilliant. If ever an author was able to capture a moment in time, even whilst ... Read full review

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User Review  - jovemako - LibraryThing

I really liked this small collection of short stories. I should have finished it sooner since it is such a short collection (page length) but like the other books I've been trying to read this year, I keep getting distracted by extra duties of my job assignment. Read full review

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F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1941) was one of the literary titans of the 20th century. A member of the Lost Generation of the 1920s, Fitzgerald's writings best captured what he termed The Jazz Age. A period of declining traditional American values, prohibition and speakeasies, and great leaps in modernist trends.

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