The Four Fists

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The Four Fists by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: June 1920

The Four Fists Synopsis

"The Four Fists" is a short story by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was initially published in Scribner's Magazine in June 1920 and later the same year in Flappers and Philosophers, Fitzgerald's collection of short stories. According to Fitzgerald, the main character is a man who "is certain that at various times in his life hittable qualities were in his face, as surely as kissable qualities have ever lurked in a girl's face."

Samuel Meredith is a man who has been spoiled from when he was little, which gave him a sense of superiority. Growing up, he receives four punches, and each time, he learns a valuable life lesson that helps him to mature.

Excerpt from The Four Fists Online Book

At the present time no one I know has the slightest desire to hit Samuel Meredith; possibly this is because a man over fifty is liable to be rather severely cracked at the impact of a hostile fist, but, for my part, I am inclined to think that all his hitable qualities have quite vanished. But it is certain that at various times in his life hitable qualities were in his face, as surely as kissable qualities have ever lurked in a girl's lips.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He grew up to become one of America's most significant literary icons. Best known for his novels, The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald captured a unique sense of glamour, romance, and tragedy that has been imitated ever since. His works explored themes of the 'American Dream' and its consequences on individuals seeking it. 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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