The Vegetable, or From President to Postman by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: 1923
The Vegetable, or From President to Postman Synopsis
The Vegetable, or From President to Postman, known simply as The Vegetable, is a play by F. Scott Fitzgerald and was published by Scribners in 1923. This satirical play is said to be Fitzgerald's short trip to the world of political satire.
Jerry Frost is a thirty-five-year-old railroad clerk and a stereotypical husband who is constantly criticized by his wife, Charlotte. Their marriage is tedious, and Jerry blames Charlotte for hindering him from achieving his ambition. One day Jerry gets drunk on the night of Warren Harding's nomination and wakes up to find himself n the White House with his family.
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"Any man who doesn’t want to get on in the world, to make a million dollars, and maybe even park his toothbrush in the White House, hasn’t got as much to him as a good dog has—he’s nothing more or less than a vegetable.”
This is the “living” room of Jerry Frost’s house. It is evening. The room (and, by implication, the house) is small and stuffy—it’s an awful bother to raise these old-fashioned windows; some of them stick, and besides it’s extravagant to let in much cold air, here in the middle of March.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald is synonymous with the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, Fitzgerald would become one of the most celebrated writers of his time, known for his depictions of the decadence and excesses of the era. This Side of Paradise -- a semi-autobiographical work that drew heavily on Fitzgerald's experiences as a young man trying to make it in New York City. This book became an instant success and brought Fitzgerald both fame and fortune. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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