The Pusher-in-the-Face

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The Pusher-in-the-Face by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: February 1925

The Pusher-in-the-Face Synopsis

"The Pusher-in-the-Face" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in Woman's Home Companion on February 1925.

Charles Stuart is expecting a subdued, tranquil performance at the theatre. He was seated in front of Mrs. Robinson and her companions, who immediately began chatting and kicking his seat when the play started. Running out of patience, Stuart gets up and punches Mrs. Robinson in the face.

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The last prisoner was a man—his masculinity was not much in evidence, it is true; he would perhaps better be described as a "person," but he undoubtedly came under that general heading and was so classified in the court record. He was a small, somewhat shriveled, somewhat wrinkled American who had been living along for probably thirty-five years.

His body looked as if it had been left by accident in his suit the last time it went to the tailor's and pressed out with hot, heavy irons to its present sharpness. His face was merely a face. It was the kind of face that makes up crowds, gray in color with ears that shrank back against the head as if fearing the clamor of the city, and with the tired, tired eyes of one whose forebears have been underdogs for five thousand years.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Born in 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist and short story writer widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He wrote several novels and short stories, including his famous work, The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby has become a staple of American literature though it was initially received with lukewarm critical acclaim and commercial failure. Fitzgerald's life was marked by both success and tragedy. He achieved great fame during his lifetime but struggled with alcoholism and financial difficulties throughout his career. 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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