The Baby Party

Sevenov August 24, 2022

The Baby Party by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: February 1925

The Baby Party Synopsis

"The Baby Party" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Hearst's International Cosmopolitan in February 1925, and later, it was also published in All the Sad Young Men collection in 1926. This short story is one of Fitzgerald's earliest examples of subtle sarcasm.

John Andros, a thirty-eight-year-old man, is affectionate in an odd way towards his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Edith. John, wary at his age, feels at peace at the thought of his legacy continuing through his daughter. One day, they are invited to their neighbors' toddler birthday party. Unfortunately, things get out of hand at the baby party.

Excerpt from The Baby Party Online Book

When John Andros felt old he found solace in the thought of life continuing through his child. The dark trumpets of oblivion were less loud at the patter of his child's feet or at the sound of his child's voice babbling mad nonsequiturs to him over the telephone. The latter incident occurred every afternoon at three when his wife called the office from the country, and he came to look forward to it as one of the vivid minutes of his day.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. After serving in the US Army during World War I, Fitzgerald moved to New York, where he got a job in an advertising company. His first novel, This Side Of Paradise (1920), brought him to literary fame. Fitzgerald is an iconic American author and one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century. He is best known for his novels The Great Gatsby and Tender Is The Night. Fitzgerald's writing style has influenced modern fiction and popular culture, with his works often cited as inspiration for authors. 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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Word Count: 4287

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