Review

Flappers and Philosophers

written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by William Dufris

Fitzgerald's first anthology contains eight stories of jazz-age youth, those whom the author called "romantic egoists." Notably present --- the still popular "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," the superbly written "Ice Palace," and "The Off-Shore Pirate," a riff on Valentino's THE SHEIK, which was itself made into a silent film. Narrator Dufris is a bit over the top, a good and bad thing as applied here. On the one hand, he admirably captures Scott's Edwardian schmaltz; on the other, he caricatures the Dramatis Personae, particularly the women. 

Reviewed by Yuri Rasovsky for AudioFile on May 9, 2013

Flappers and Philosophers
written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by William Dufris

  • Publication Date: November 30, -0001
  • Genres: Fiction
  • : pages
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
  • ISBN-10: 0786198710
  • ISBN-13: 9780786198719