First Blood by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: April 5, 1930
First Blood Synopsis
"First Blood" is a short story by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. This short story was published in The Saturday Evening Post on April 5, 1930. Later, it was also published in Taps at Reveille in 1935. This story is a part of Josephine Perry's series. Josephine Perry is the daughter of the Perrys, who are part of Chicago Society, a wealthy and cultured Chicago family. Young Josephine has her eyes set on Travis de Coppet. But when Travis advances toward Josephine, she withdraws because she has shifted her romantic interests toward Ed Bement, a man who is the same age as Josephine's older sister.
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"I remember your coming to me in despair when Josephine was about three!" cried Mrs. Bray. "George was furious because he couldn't decide what to go to work at, so he used to spank little Josephine."
"I remember," said Josephine's mother.
"And so this is Josephine."
This was, indeed, Josephine. She looked at Mrs. Bray and smiled, and Mrs. Bray's eyes hardened imperceptibly. Josephine kept on smiling.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Fitzgerald is an iconic American novelist and short story writer best known for his novel The Great Gatsby, now widely considered a classic of 20th-century literature. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896, and died at 44 on December 21, 1940, in Hollywood, California. His life was full of triumphs and tragedies - he achieved tremendous success during his lifetime with several novels and hundreds of short stories published. Still, he also experienced financial difficulties due to his lavish lifestyle and bouts with alcoholism. Throughout Fitzgerald's writing career, he focused on themes such as the Jazz Age, social class divisions in America, morality vs. materialism, and romantic relationships. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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