Mr. Icky

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Mr. Icky by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: March 1920

Mr. Icky Synopsis

"Mr. Icky" is a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in The Smart Set in March 1920 and later in the Tales of the Jazz Age short story collection in 1922.

"Mr. Icky" centers around an intriguing elderly man and his complex relationship with his children. A few interesting dialogues between several individuals reveal a series of events in Mr. Icky's life. It is a lighthearted story recommended for a pleasant read!

Excerpt from Mr. Icky Online Book

The Scene is the Exterior of a Cottage in West Issacshire on a desperately Arcadian afternoon in August. MR. ICKY, quaintly dressed in the costume of an Elizabethan peasant, is pottering and doddering among the pots and dods. He is an old man, well past the prime of life, no longer young, From the fact that there is a burr in his speech and that he has absent–mindedly put on his coat wrongside out, we surmise that he is either above or below the ordinary superficialities of life.

Near him on the grass lies Peter, a little boy. Peter, of course, has his chin on his palm like the pictures of the young Sir Walter Raleigh. He has a complete set of features, including serious, sombre, even funereal, gray eyes—and radiates that alluring air of never having eaten food.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born to Edward and Mollie Fitzgerald on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Throughout his life, Fitzgerald wrote four famous novels - This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, Tender Is The Night, and numerous short stories. Many consider Fitzgerald a masterful storyteller whose works capture the beauty, tragedy, and struggles faced by people in 1920s America. With vivid detail, he described the decadence and despair that characterized this era in American history with resounding power. 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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