From Library Journal
Scott followed up his smash debut novel, This Side of Paradise, with this 1920 collection of short stories, which contains several of his signature pieces such as "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "The Ice Palace," and "Benediction." This Cambridge scholarly edition includes six additional stories not appearing in the original incarnation. Along with the stories, it also includes illustrations, explanatory notes, and other scholarly appendixes. A tad pricey for most public libraries, but academics supporting American literature curricula should strongly consider purchase.
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The New York Times Book Review
On the whole, Flappers and Philosophers
represents the triumph of form over matter....There is no telling what good fortune awaits this volume of excellent short stories....The ingenuity which marks his works he may consider a necessity in American fiction of today....Mr. Fitzgerald is working out an idiom, and it is an idiom at once universal, American, and individual.