O Russet Witch!

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O Russet Witch! by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: February 1921

O Russet Witch! Synopsis

"O Russet Witch!" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Metropolitan Magazine in February 1921, and later, it was also published in the Tales of the Jazz Age short story collection in 1922.

Merlin Granger is an average man who works at The Moonlight Quill Bookshop and is content with mundane daily activities. One of his daily entertainment is his fascination with a 19-year-old girl he observes from the rear window of his fourth-floor apartment. He named her Caroline.

Excerpt from O Russet Witch! Online Book

Merlin Grainger was employed by the Moonlight Quill Bookshop, which you may have visited just around the corner from the Ritz-Carlton on Forty-seventh Street. The Moonlight Quill is, or rather was, a very romantic little store, considered radical and admitted dark. It was spotted interiorly with red and orange posters of breathless exotic intent, and lit no less by the shiny reflecting bindings of special editions than by the great squat lamp of crimson satin that, lighted through all the day, swung overhead. It was truly a mellow bookshop. The words "Moonlight Quill" were worked over the door in a sort of serpentine embroidery.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896. He is one of American history's most celebrated authors and literary icons. He wrote his first novel, This Side of Paradise, at age 24. The story propelled him into instant fame and launched his career as a renowned writer. He went on to write other iconic works, such as The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night. He also wrote short stories throughout his life. His work has gone on to have a lasting impact on literature and popular culture. 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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