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Published to coincide with the film release of ‘The Great Gatsby’, Collins Classics brings you F. Scott Fitzgerald’s three best-known works in one collection.Complete with a Life & Times section, which offers insight into the author, his works and the time of publication, and a handy glossary adapted from the Collins English Dictionary, this Collins Classics Collection will enhance your reading experience of the novels of one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.‘The Great Gatsby’: Considered one of the all-time great American works of fiction, Fitzgerald’s glorious yet ultimately tragic social satire on the Jazz Age encapsulates the exuberance, energy and decadence of an era.‘The Beautiful and Damned’: Fitzgerald’s rich and detailed novel of the decadent Jazz Era follows the beautiful and vibrant Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria as they navigate the heady lifestyle of the young and wealthy in 1920s New York.‘Tender is the Night’: Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, this is Fitzgerald’s final novel. Young film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives in France and becomes entranced by the chic Dick Diver and his wife Nicole, and it is not long before she is attracted to the enigmatic Dick. However, he and his wife hold dark secrets and their marriage becomes more fractured as the plot unfolds.

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Часть альманаха «Поле», в который вошли фрагменты из книг, выпущенных в рамках совместной издательской программы Ad Marginem и Музея современного искусства «Гараж».

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«Забавный случай с Бенджамином Баттоном» и «Алмазная гора» Ф.С. Фицджеральд называл эти два рассказа «фантазиями» – так невероятны их сюжеты. В этих захватывающих историях есть все – и лихо закрученная интрига, и любовь, и великолепный стиль автора. Слушая рассказы в оригинале, вы сможете в полной мере оценить блестящий слог писателя. Текст читает Кент Казимир Лиске (Kent Cazimir Liske) Иллюстрация В. Тимофеева Оформление обложки Ю. Щербаков

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"The Offshore Pirate" is a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1920. It is one of eight short stories included in Fitzgerald's first published collection, Flappers and Philosophers. The story is about Ardita Farnam, she is on a trip to Florida. Her boat is eventually captured by pirates, she falls in love with their captain. The story was first published in the May 27, 1920 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, his work's third appearance in the magazine that month. It demonstrates his rapid development as a versatile fiction writer. It is the first story that develops Fitzgerald's recurrent plot idea of a heroine won by her lover's performance of an extraordinary deed. The story was adapted to film as The Off-Shore Pirate in 1921, which starred Viola Dana as Ardita. In 2010 an operatic version by Joel Weiss premiered at Christopher Street Opera in New York City. The story had originally ended with the weak explanation that it was all Ardita's dream. Fitzgerald rewrote the conclusion to emphasize the reality of the story: «The last line takes Lorimer at his word. It is one of the best lines I've ever written.» Famous works of the author F. S. Fitzgerald: «This Side of Paradise», «The Beautiful and Damned», «The Great Gatsby», «Tender Is the Night», «The Last Tycoon», «The Diamond as Big as the Ritz», «May Day», «The Rich Boy».

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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz is a novella by novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in the June 1922 issue of The Smart Set magazine, and was included in Fitzgerald's 1922 short story collection Tales of the Jazz Age. Much of the story is set in Montana, a setting that may have been inspired by the summer that Fitzgerald spent near White Sulphur Springs, Montana in 1915. Orson Welles adapted the story into a radio play in 1945 and another version was presented three times on the program Escape between 1947 and 1949. A teleplay version was broadcast on Kraft Theatre in 1955. The story's sisters, Kismine and Jasmine, were portrayed by Lee Remick and Elizabeth Montgomery, who were unknowns of 20 and 22 at the time. Mickey Mouse No. 47 (Apr./May 1956) contains a retelling of Fitzgerald's story under the title «The Mystery of Diamond Mountain», scripted by William F. Nolan and Charles Beaumont and illustrated by Paul Murry. Jimmy Buffett recounts the story in the song «Diamond As Big As The Ritz» from his 1995 album Barometer Soup. Famous novells of the author F. S. Fitzgerald: «This Side of Paradise», «The Beautiful and Damned», «The Great Gatsby», «Tender Is the Night», «The Last Tycoon», «The Diamond as Big as the Ritz», «May Day», «The Rich Boy».

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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in Collier's Magazine on May 27, 1922. It was subsequently anthologized in his book Tales of the Jazz Age, which is occasionally published as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories. It also was later adapted into the 2008 namesake film and in 2019 into a stage musical. Famous works of the author F. S. Fitzgerald: «This Side of Paradise», «The Beautiful and Damned», «The Great Gatsby», «Tender Is the Night», «The Last Tycoon», «The Diamond as Big as the Ritz», «May Day», «The Rich Boy», «The Curious Case of Benjamin Button», «The Offshore Pirate», «The Ice Palace», «Head and Shoulders», «The Cut-Glass Bowl», «Bernice Bobs Her Hair», «Benediction».

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When Perry Parkhurst decides that his long-time engagement to Betty Medill has gone on long enough, he presents her with a marriage license and an ultimatum: get married immediately or end the relationship all-together. But things don’t go quite as well as Perry expected, and the two end up parting ways for good. Perry decides to drown his sorrows and soon ends up attending the same costume party as Betty, dressed in an elaborate camel costume. “The Camel’s Back” was published in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 collection Tales of the Jazz Age, and, according to the author, was written so that he could earn enough money to buy a new diamond wristwatch. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

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«Загадочная история Бенджамина Баттона» – один из самых известных фантастических рассказов Фрэнсиса Скотта Фицджеральда, которые он называл «сказками века джаза»: человек родился 70-летним и прожил жизнь наоборот, пройдя путь от старика до младенца. О замысле этого необычного произведения автор писал так: «Идея сюжета родилась из замечания Марка Твена о том, как жаль, что лучшая часть жизни проходит ближе к началу, а худшая – ближе к концу. Мой эксперимент всего лишь над одним человеком в самом обычном мире едва ли смог в полной мере воздать должное этой идее». В книгу также вошли рассказы в стиле «сказок века джаза» «Первое мая» и «О, рыжая ведьма!». Текст сокращён и адаптирован. Уровень B1.

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Роман о воплощённой американской мечте, который в итоге звучит как приговор системе ценностей эпохи сухого закона в США. Главный герой романа Джей Гэтсби неслыханно богат. Его жизнь – постоянное покорение всё новых и новых высот ради одного-единственного человека – любимой женщины. Она, увы, предпочла ему другого, да и в целом мелочна, нерешительна и недостойна своего поклонника. Ложь, измены и большие деньги – вот смысл жизни людей, в чей круг так стремится попасть Гэтсби. Сильнейший контраст между ним и окружающими создаёт тотальное напряжение сюжета, которое неизбежно выльется в неожиданную и трагичную развязку. Текст сокращён и адаптирован. Уровень B1.

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