The Ice Palace

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The Ice Palace by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: May 22, 1920

The Ice Palace Synopsis

"The Ice Palace" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in The Saturday Evening Post on May 22, 1920. It was also one of the eight titles in Fitzgerald's first short story collection, Flappers and Philosophers, released by Charles Scribner's Sons in New York City in 1920. The ice palace mentioned in the narrative is modeled on an actual ice palace at the Winter Carnival in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1887.

"The Ice Palace" centers around Sally Carrol Happer, a nineteen-year-old southern belle who lives in the fictional town of Tarleton. On a trip to Asheville, North Carolina, Sally meets Harry Bellamy, a man from the north. Despite their different backgrounds, she is captivated by Harry's charm and sees in him everything she desires in a partner. Sally becomes determined to spend the rest of her life with him and starts making plans for their future. The story unfolds as she takes a trip to the north with him.

Excerpt from The Ice Palace Online Book

The sunlight dripped over the house like golden paint over an art jar, and the freckling shadows here and there only intensified the rigor of the bath of light. The Butterworth and Larkin houses flanking were entrenched behind great stodgy trees; only the Happer house took the full sun, and all day long faced the dusty road-street with a tolerant kindly patience. This was the city of Tarleton in southernmost Georgia, September afternoon.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic American novelists of the 20th century and wrote some of history's most influential works of literature. Fitzgerald's life was marked by literary success and personal tragedy. His masterpiece The Great Gatsby was initially met with lukewarm critical acclaim and commercial failure but has since become one of the best-selling books in history. 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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