Porcelain and Pink

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Porcelain and Pink by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: January 1920

Porcelain and Pink Synopsis

"Porcelain and Pink" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in the January 1920 issue of The Smart Set and later in the Tales of the Jazz Age short story collection in 1922.

Lois and Julie are sisters. Lois is about to go on a date with Mr. Calkins. When Mr. Calkins arrives, he mistakes Julie for Lois, but Julie does not correct him. This story has a lighthearted tone, with fun and interesting characters.

Excerpt from Porcelain and Pink Online Book

A room in the down–stairs of a summer cottage. High around the wall runs an art frieze of a fisherman with a pile of nets at his feet and a ship on a crimson ocean, a fisherman with a pile of nets at his feet and a ship on a crimson ocean, a fisherman with a pile of nets at his feet and so on. In one place on the frieze there is an overlapping—here we have half a fisherman with half a pile of nets at his foot, crowded damply against half a ship on half a crimson ocean. The frieze is not in the plot, but frankly it fascinates me. I could continue indefinitely, but I am distracted by one of the two objects in the room—a blue porcelain bath–tub. It has character, this bath–tub. It is not one of the new racing bodies, but is small with a high tonneau and looks as if it were going to jump; discouraged, however, by the shortness of its legs, it has submitted to its environment and to its coat of sky–blue paint.

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About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is regarded as one of the 20th century's most renowned American writers. Fitzgerald was an influential figure of the Jazz Age, known for his iconic novels such as The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night. His works were renowned for their vivid portrayals of a rapidly changing world – particularly during America's Roaring Twenties. Critics also admired Fitzgerald for his lyrical prose style; he often wrote from personal experience, drawing direct inspiration from his life events to create works that resonated deeply with readers and critics alike. 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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