Friday, May 26, 2017

"The Camel's Back" (Chapter V of V) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

(Yesterday: Chapter IV of "The Camel's Back")

"The scene that followed will go down forever in the annals of the Tallyho Club." So begins Chapter V, the conclusion, of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Camel's Back" (1920). To continue reading that early short story of his and to continue reading Chapter V, the conclusion, of that story, click here.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
American writer

Thursday, May 25, 2017

"The Camel's Back" (Chapter IV of V) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

(Yesterday: Chapter III of "The Camel's Back")

"This paradise of frail foundation was broken into by the sounds of a general ingress to the ballroom; the cotillion was beginning." So begins Chapter IV of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Camel's Back" (1920). To continue reading that early short story of his and to continue reading Chapter IV of that story, click here.

(Tomorrow: Chapter V of "The Camel's Back")

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
American writer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"The Camel's Back" (Chapter III of V) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

(Yesterday: Chapter II of "The Camel's Back")

"The Howard Tates are, as every one who lives in Toledo knows, the most formidable people in town." So begins Chapter III of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Camel's Back" (1920). To continue reading that early short story of his and to continue reading Chapter III of that story, click here.

(Tomorrow: Chapter IV of "The Camel's Back")

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
American writer

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"The Camel's Back" (Chapter II of V) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

(Yesterday: Chapter I of "The Camel's Back")

"Mrs. Nolak was short and ineffectual looking, and on the cessation of the world war had belonged for a while to one of the new nationalities." So begins Chapter II of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Camel's Back" (1920). To continue reading that early short story of his and to continue reading Chapter II of that story, click here.

(Tomorrow: Chapter III of "The Camel's Back")


F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
American writer

Monday, May 22, 2017

"The Camel's Back" (Chapter I of V) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The glazed eye of the tired reader resting for a second on the above title will presume it to be merely metaphorical. Stories about the cup and the lip and the bad penny and the new broom rarely have anything to do with cups or lips or pennies or brooms. This story is the exception. It has to do with a material, visible and large-as-life camel's back." So begins F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Camel's Back" (1920). To continue reading Chapter I of that story, click here.

(Tomorrow: Chapter II of "The Camel's Back")

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
American writer

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" by H. G. Wells

"I set this story down, not expecting it will be believed, but, if possible, to prepare a way of escape for the next victim." So begins H. G. Wells's classic short story "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham." To read that short story in its entirety, click here.

H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
English writer

Monday, May 8, 2017

"Of Modern Books" by Carolyn Wells

A pantoum is a Malay verse form consisting of an indefinite number of quatrains with the second and fourth lines of each quatrain repeated as the first and third lines of the following one. "Of making many books there is no end" (Ecclesiastes 12:12, King James Version). So reads the first line of the poem "Of Modern Books" by Carolyn Wells. That poem is a humorous pantoum about reading and books. To read that poem, that pantoum, click here.

Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
American writer