THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz is an ominous fable about the pursuit of great wealth.

John T. Unger, a teenager from the Mississippi River town of Hades, is sent to a wealthy private boarding school near Boston. John’s friendship with a new pupil named Percy Washington is rewarded with an invitation to Percy’s house for the summer.

During the train ride west, Percy boasts that his father is by far the richest man in the world. When challenged, he boasts that his father has a diamond bigger than the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Soon John finds himself transported to a place of such opulence that its very existence has to remain a jealously guarded secret.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist and short story writer. He achieved limited success in his lifetime but is now considered one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, mostly for his novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald was regarded as a member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s and his work is often cited as an illustration of the Jazz Age. Along with his four novels, he is also the author of four collections of short stories, as well as over a hundred and fifty short stories published in magazines during his lifetime.

ISBN 9781911475262 – Paperback – 105 mm x 140 mm – 64 pages
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