Winter Dreams

Sevenov August 24, 2022

Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: December 1922

Winter Dreams Synopsis

"Winter Dreams" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in the Metropolitan Magazine in December 1922 and later in the short story collection All the Sad Young Men in 1926. The first publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Winter Dreams" was at the height of the American Modernist movement, which would last until the end of World War II. Fitzgerald's romantic misadventure with socialite Ginevra King served as the basis for the short story. Ginevra, a well-off heiress from a prominent banking family in Chicago, had a privileged upbringing and was celebrated in the city's social circles as one of the "Big Four" debutantes during World War I.

"Winter Dreams" poignantly portrays the fading of young fantasies. Dexter Green is a young middle-class man from rural Minnesota who aspire to join the "old money" elite of the American Midwest. When working as a teenage caddie at a golf club, Dexter meets eleven-year-old Judy Jones.

Excerpt from Winter Dreams Online Book

Some of the caddies were poor as sin and lived in one-room houses with a neurasthenic cow in the front yard, but Dexter Green's father owned the second-best grocery-store in Black Bear--the best one was "The Hub," patronized by the wealthy people from Sherry Island--and Dexter caddied only for pocket-money.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896. Fitzgerald's life was as complicated as his writing. He dealt with marriage and financial issues and also battled alcohol addiction during his later years. Despite these struggles, he left behind an impressive body of work that has made him one of the most renowned authors in history. Fitzgerald is best known for his novels The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night, which have become classics of 20th-century literature. 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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