F. Scott Fitzgerald; Editor-Jackson R. Bryer; Editor-John Kuehl
Title: Basil and Josephine Stories
Book Condition: Used - Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher:  Scribner July 1985
ISBN Number: 0684185679 / 9780684185675
Seller ID: 971
Ex-Library But Clean With Only Usual Marks. Appears To Have Never Been Checked Out Nor Read. Ex-Library But Clean With Only Usual Marks. Appears To Have Never Been Checked Out Nor Read. . . . . . . . . . . . .TOC: PART I: BASIL: 1.) That kind of party -- 2.) The scandal detectives -- 3.) A night at the fair -- 4.) The freshest boy -- 5.) He thinks he's wonderful -- 6.) The captured shadow -- 7.) The perfect life -- 8.) Forging ahead -- 9.) Basil and Cleopatra -- PART II: JOSEPHINE: 10.) First blood -- 11.) A nice quiet place -- 12.) A woman with a past -- 13.) A snobbish story -- 14.) Emotional bankruptcy. . . . . . . . . . . . . In 1928, while struggling with his novel Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald began writing a series of stories about Basil Duke Lee, a fictionalized version of his younger self. Drawing on his childhood and adolescent experiences, Fitzgerald wrote nine tales that were published in the Saturday Evening Post about his life from the time he was an eleven-year-old boy living in Buffalo, New York, until he entered Princeton University in 1913. Then from 1930 to 1931, with Tender Is the Night still unfinished, Fitzgerald wrote five more stories (also published in the Post) that centered around Josephine Perry, Basil's female counterpart. Although Fitzgerald intended to combine the fourteen Basil Lee and Josephine Perry stories into a single work, he never succeeded in doing so in his lifetime. Here, The Basil and Josephine Stories brings together in one volume the complete set, resulting in one of Fitzgerald's most charming and evocative works.