Too Cute for Words by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: April 18, 1936
Too Cute for Words Synopsis
"Too Cute For Words" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in The Saturday Evening Post on April 18, 1936. Fitzgerald's paternal instincts were seen in his letters to his daughter Scottie, ranging from advice on making friends to college life, which likely inspires this story about a single father raising his daughter. "Too Cute For Words" is a part of the Gwen story series.
Bryan Bowers is a widower with a thirteen-year-old teenage daughter named Gwen. Bryan is what would be considered an overprotective father, and he has raised her with a continental lifestyle that follows the customs of countries in Western and Southern Europe. Gwen is expected to be a respectable member of high society hence her strict upbringing by Bryan. However, Gwen is still a teenager by the end of the day and behaves as such.
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Bryan didn't know exactly why Mrs. Hannaman was there. He thought it was something about his being a widower who should be looked after in some way. He had come home early from his office to catch up on certain aspects of his daughter.
"She has such beautiful manners," Mrs. Hannaman was saying. "Old-fashioned manners."
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, known for his works that captured the essence of the Jazz Age. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, Fitzgerald's writing career spanned over two decades and produced several masterpieces. Fitzgerald's most famous work is The Great Gatsby, a novel that explores themes of love, wealth, and corruption during the Roaring Twenties. The book has been adapted into multiple films and stage productions and remains a staple of American literature. F. Scott Fitzgerald struggled with personal demons throughout his career despite his writing success. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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