The Rich Boy

Sevenov August 24, 2022

The Rich Boy by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: January/Febuary 1926

The Rich Boy Synopsis

"The Rich Boy" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in The Redbook Magazine in two parts in its January and February 1926 issues, and in the same year, it was also published in the short story collection, All the Sad Young Men. The story is referred to as "a great story of today's youth by F. Scott Fitzgerald" on the front cover of the January issue.

Anson Hunter, the young man in this short story, born wealthy, navigates love, relationships, financial problems, and status challenges in his upper class. Anson and his siblings were raised in an affluent environment, making them self-absorbed. Due to his actions, Anson struggles academically at Yale. When Anson met a girl by the name of Paula Legendre from the same social circle as him, he fell in love.

Excerpt from The Rich Boy Online Book

Begin with an individual, and before you know it you find that you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find that you have created--nothing. That is because we are all queer fish, queerer behind our faces and voices than we want any one to know or than we know ourselves. When I hear a man proclaiming himself an "average, honest, open fellow," I feel pretty sure that he has some definite and perhaps terrible abnormality which he has agreed to conceal--and his protestation of being average and honest and open is his way of reminding himself of his misprision.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. Fitzgerald attended Princeton University, but he never graduated. Later Fitzgerald moved to New York City to pursue writing full-time. Instead of launching his literary career, he landed an advertising job before finally publishing his first novel, This Side of Paradise which brought him to literary fame. He also wrote numerous short stories for magazines. 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
Word Count: 14111

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