THE CRACK-UP, With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters. F. Scott Fitzgerald.
THE CRACK-UP, With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters

THE CRACK-UP, With other Uncollected Pieces, Note-Books and Unpublished Letters

New York: New Directions, 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. The uncommon first English edition, issued in August 1947 by the Falcon Press, with the printed paper label opposite the title page and the British price (17/6) on the front flap of the dust jacket. The story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. Compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson shortly after Fitzgerald's death, this revealing collection of his essays - as well as letters to and from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passos - tells of a man with charm and talent to burn, whose gaiety and genius made him a living symbol of the Jazz Age, and whose recklessness brought him grief and loss. Octavo. Original beige cloth binding, with dark brown titles. Some minor browning and occasional chipping and wear along the extremities of the dust jacket; else very good. Bruccoli A20.1.d. Very good / Very good. Item #66095

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