The Swimmers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: October 19, 1929
The Swimmers Synopsis
"The Swimmers" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in the Saturday Evening Post on October 19, 1929. Henry Clay Marston, a 30-year-old Virginian man, currently resides in France. Henry appears to have a wonderful family and a stable job. One day, Henry discovers his wife is having an affair.
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In the Place Benoït, a suspended mass of gasoline exhaust cooked slowly by the June sun. It was a terrible thing, for, unlike pure heat, it held no promise of rural escape, but suggested only roads choked with the same foul asthma. In the offices of The Promissory Trust Company, Paris Branch, facing the square, an American man of thirty-five inhaled it, and it became the odor of the thing he must presently do. A black horror suddenly descended upon him, and he went up to the washroom, where he stood, trembling a little, just inside the door.
Through the washroom window, his eyes fell upon a sign--1000 Chemises. The shirts in question filled the shop window, piled, cravatted and stuffed, or else draped with shoddy grace on the show-case floor. 1000 Chemises--Count them!
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a renowned author best remembered for his novel, The Great Gatsby. He was born to a middle-class family in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896, and developed an early interest in literature. His first published work, This Side of Paradise, debuted in 1920, and he wrote three more novels throughout the decade. In addition to novels, Fitzgerald wrote dozens of short stories published in popular magazines like Esquire Magazine and Collier's Weekly during the 1920s and 1930s. His works depict the life of the American Jazz Age with themes surrounding decadence, idealism, and disillusionment. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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