На состоявшемся во вторник аукционе она была продана за $171 000 (это более чем в два раза превышает первоначальную ставку). Книга была выставлена на аукцион Кристи (Christie) как раз к 150-летнему юбилею написания этой работы.
F. S. Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. "Flappers and Philosophers" was the author's first collection of short fiction, a form through which he had gained notoriety in newspapers and magazines. The familiar themes of aspiration and social satire already permeate his writing: in "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" the fashionable Marjorie attempts to turn her dowdy cousin into a debutante, before betraying her out of jealousy, while "The Ice Palace" features a Southern belle whose marriage to a Northerner finds her confronted with a cultural clash between tradition and modernity. Also containing "The Offshore Pirate", "Head and Shoulders", "The Cut-Glass Bowl", "Benediction", "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong" and "The Four Fists"