Jemina, the Mountain Girl

Sevenov August 24, 2022

Jemina, the Mountain Girl by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: January 1921

Jemina, the Mountain Girl Synopsis

"Jemina, the Mountain Girl" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. "Jemina" was initially written in 1917 but was published much later in Vanity Fair in January 1921. It was later published in the Tales of the Jazz Age short story collection in 1922.

Jemina Tantrum is a sixteen-year-old mountain girl. She lives in the mountains with her family, who has a feud with another family called The Doldrums. This short story is deemed by many as entertaining and light.

Excerpt from Jemina, the Mountain Girl Online Book

This don't pretend to be "Literature." This is just a tale for red–blooded folks who want a story and not just a lot of "psychological" stuff or "analysis." Boy, you'll love it! Read it here, see it in the movies, play it on the phonograph, run it through the sewing–machine.


It was night in the mountains of Kentucky. Wild hills rose on all sides. Swift mountain streams flowed rapidly up and down the mountains.

Jemima Tantrum was down at the stream, brewing whiskey at the family still.

She was a typical mountain girl.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. From his work, Fitzgerald was known for vividly depicting flamboyance and the American love for parties in the Jazz Age. His life was plagued with financial struggles as well as alcoholism which ultimately led to his premature death in 1940. He was married to Zelda Sayre.

Fitzgerald is regarded as one of the 1920s "Lost Generation" and one of the most influential American authors of the 20th century. His novels and short stories cover themes such as the American dream, youth, and class divisions. The Great Gatsby is his best-known work and has become a classic of modern American literature since its publication in 1925. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at

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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Word Count: 1620

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