September 24: F. Scott Fitzgerald
On this date in 1896, one of the greatest writers of the “Lost Generation” was born. We’ve collected some of his most famous short stories from Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age.
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The Offshore Pirate
The Offshore Pirate from the Lit2Go audiobook collection. Ardita rebels against her uncle, who wishes her to behave as a respectable lady. He leaves her alone, and the ship is taken by Carlyle and his group of pirates. Things aren’t all as they seem. Duration: 1 hour. Reading level: 6.8. Word count: 12,162.
The Ice Palace
The Ice Palace from the Lit2Go audiobook collection. Sally Carrol thinks that she wants a different life than the one she leads in the South, with a man who isn’t like the boys she grew up with. Her engagement to Henry and her trip North show her what that different life would be like. Duration: 51 minutes. Reading level: 6.8. Word count: 9,658.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from the Lit2Go audiobook collection. The story is about a child born with the outward appearance of a 70-year-old man who ages in reverse. As he grows older, he appears to be getting younger with each passing year. Duration: 59 minutes. Reading level: 12.0. Word count: 10,069.
The Camel's Back
The Camel’s Back from the Lit2Go audiobook collection. A short story about the tale of a man in love, Perry Parkhurst, who presents his girlfriend with an ultimatum: get married or end the relationship forever. After ending the relationship, a heartbroken Parkhurst attends the Citrus Ball in a camel costume, determined to win her back. Duration: 56 minutes. Reading level: 12.0. Word count: 10,232.
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
The Lees of Happiness
The Lees of Happiness from the Lit2Go audiobook collection. This is a short story about the growing love of husband and wife, Jeffrey and Roxanne. When Jeffrey has a stroke, a close family friend frequently visits and helps the couple through the difficult time. Reading level: 12.0. Word count: 8,443.
Jemina, the Mountain Girl
Tales of the Jazz Age from the Lit2Go audiobook collection. The short stories collected here include the novelette May Day and the novella The Diamond as Big as the Ritz. The book is divided into three parts: My Last Flappers (The Jelly-Bean, The Camel’s Back, May Day, and Porcelain and Pink), Fantasies (The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Unclassified Masterpieces (The Lees of Happiness, Mr. Icky, and Jemina the Mountain Girl). Reading level: 12.0. Word count: 81,167.