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- DescriptionThe twenty short stories in A Change of Class were published by F. Scott Fitzgerald between September 1931 and March 1937. Fitzgerald wrote these stories for money, which he badly needed. His wife was being treated at expensive sanitariums and he was heavily in debt to his publisher and literary agent. The stories in A Change of Class are t all among Fitzgerald's best, but they are important in his career. They concern the Great Depression, social striving, class divisions, and professionalism. Several are set in the world of medicine and depict the lives of doctors, nurses, and their patients. The writing is strong, with vivid descriptions and sharp dialogue. A Change of Class provides freshly edited texts, based on surviving manuscripts and typescripts. Important readings, edited out or censored by magazine publishers, have been restored. The volume includes facsimiles, historical antations, and a full record of emendation.
- Author BiographyJames L. W. West III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He has recently published a collected edition of William Styron's non-fiction under the title My Generation (2015).
- Author(s)F. Scott Fitzgerald
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication02/06/2016
- Series TitleThe Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note6 b/w illus.
- Weight700 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byJames L. W. West
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