A Short Trip Home

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A Short Trip Home by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: December 17, 1927

A Short Trip Home Synopsis

"A Short Trip Home" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in The Saturday Evening Post on December 17, 1927, and later republished in Taps at Reveille collection in 1935.

The narrator in this short story is a college sophomore named Eddie. Eddie is home on a Christmas Break. He is going to a party with his friend Joe Jelke. When they arrive, they find Joe's girlfriend, Ellen (who Eddie is in love with), dazed in the coupé. Near her was a man with a derby hat, who laughed sinisterly when Eddie tried to help. After what happened with Ellen, Eddie is determined to find who the man is.

Excerpt from A Short Trip Home Online Book

I was near her, for I had lingered behind in order to get the short walk with her from the living room to the front door. That was a lot, for she had flowered suddenly and I, being a man and only a year older, hadn't flowered at all, had scarcely dared to come near her in the week we'd been home. Nor was I going to say anything in that walk of ten feet, or touch her; but I had a vague hope she'd do something, give a gay little performance of some sort, personal only in so far as we were alone together.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald is widely regarded as one of the iconic American writers of the 20th century. Best known for his 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald was a master at capturing and conveying human emotions through beautiful and vivid prose. He wrote four full-length novels and over 200 short stories throughout his career. He is known for depicting the "Jazz Age" – an era defined by its glamour, excesses, and wild energy. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Books on PageVio

NovelsThis Side of Paradise | The Beautiful and Damned | The Great Gatsby | Tender Is the Night

Short Story CollectionsFlappers and Philosophers | Tales of the Jazz Age | All the Sad Young Men | Taps at Reveille | The Pat Hobby Stories | Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

PlaysThe Vegetable; or, From President to Postman

Here's a full list of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.

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