On Schedule by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: March 18, 1933
On Schedule Synopsis
"On Schedule" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in The Saturday Evening Post on March 18, 1933.
René is a widowed man in his early thirties. His wife died of sickness. Before René's wife died, she left him with a trust fund. However, there is a condition that René must follow to keep the trust fund. René must not marry within seven years of her passing. One day, René came across Becky Snyder, whom he thought of as a rare beauty. Unfortunately, though René is in love, their encounter is still within the seven years.
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In September, René's old house seemed pretty fine to him, with its red maples and silver birches and the provident squirrels toiling overtime on the lawn. It was on the outskirts of a university town, a rambling frame structure that had been a residence in the 80's, the county poorhouse in the 1900's, and now was a residence again. Few modern families would care to live there, amid the groans of moribund plumbing and without even the silvery “Hey!” of a telephone, but René, at first sight of its wide veranda, which opened out into a dilapidated park of five acres, loved it for reminding him of a lost spot of his childhood in Normandy.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most celebrated American authors of the 20th century. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, Fitzgerald was a prolific writer who produced some of the most iconic works of literature of his time. The author's life was marked by both success and tragedy. He reached literary fame with his debut novel This Side of Paradise at 23 but struggled with alcoholism and financial instability throughout his adult life. Despite these hardships, Fitzgerald wrote prolifically until his untimely death in 1940 at 44. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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