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Presumption by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: January 9, 1926

Presumption Synopsis

"Presumption" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in The Saturday Evening Post on January 9, 1926.

A young man named San Juan Chandler is staying with his wealthy cousin, Cora. He looks forward to meeting her lover Noel Garneau, whom he met at a ranch. He feels nervous about meeting her as they last met in a very different setting than where he currently resides.

Excerpt from Presumption Online Book

Sitting by the window and staring out into the early autumn dusk, San Juan Chandler remembered only that Noel was coming tomorrow; but when, with a romantic sound that was half gasp, half sigh, he turned from the window, snapped on the light and looked at himself in the mirror, his expression became more materially complicated. He leaned closer. Delicacy balked at the abominable word "pimple," but some such blemish had undoubtedly appeared on his cheek within the last hour, and now formed, with a pair from last week, a distressing constellation of three. Going into the bathroom adjoining his room—Juan had never possessed a bathroom to himself before—he opened a medicine closet, and, after peering about, carefully extracted a promising-looking jar of black ointment and covered each slight protuberance with a black gluey mound.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He wrote short stories that were published in magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly, and Smart Set. In 1920, his first novel, This Side Of Paradise, was a critical success and earned him widespread recognition for his work. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. His works, including The Great Gatsby and Tender Is The Night, have become staples in literature classics. 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.

Completed: Yes
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