He Thinks He’s Wonderful by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: Sep 29, 1928
He Thinks He’s Wonderful Synopsis
"He Thinks He's Wonderful" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in The Saturday Evening Post on Sep 29, 1928, and in Taps at Reville in 1935. This short story is part of the Basil Duke Lee series.
According to Margaret Torrence, Basil Duke Lee is an attractive young man. Margaret is romantically interested in Basil. Due to Margaret's belief that Basil is the most wonderful man, Basil becomes popular among the young girls in town. "He Thinks He's Wonderful" is a young man's coming-of-age story and his inevitable romantic entanglement with young ladies.
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After the college-board examinations in June, Basil Duke Lee and five other boys from St. Regis School boarded the train for the West. Two got out at Pittsburgh, one slanted south toward St. Louis, and two stayed in Chicago; from then on Basil was alone. It was the first time in his life that he had ever felt the need of tranquillity, but now he took long breaths of it; for, though things had gone better toward the end, he had had an unhappy year at school.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born on Sep 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to a middle-class family. He is one of the most iconic authors of the 20th century. Fitzgerald's works often explore themes of youth and promise coupled with despair and age, which highly reflect his life experiences. He was known to be fascinated by wealth and glamour; however, much like the characters in his books, Fitzgerald's success was fleeting. He died a relatively young man at 44 in 1940 after suffering from alcoholism and deteriorating health throughout his later years. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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