Perfect Hour by James L W West, III
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Perfect Hour
By James L W West, III

The Perfect Hour

The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King, His First Love

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Perfect Hour by James L W West, III

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In The Perfect Hour, biographer James L. W. West III reveals the never-before told story of the romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and his first love, Ginevra King. They met in January 1915, when Scott was nineteen, a Princeton student, and sixteen-year-old Ginevra, socially poised and confident, was a sophomore at Westover School. Their romance flourished in heartfelt letters and quickly ran its course but Scott never forgot it. Ginevra became the inspiration for Isabelle Borge in This Side of Paradise and the model for Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Scott also wrote short stories inspired by her including Babes in the Woods and Winter Dreams, which, along with Ginevra s own story featuring Scott are reprinted in this volume. With access to Ginevra s personal diary, love letters, photographs, and Scott s own scrapbook, West tells the beguiling story of youthful passion that shaped Scott Fitzgerald s life as a writer.For Scott and Ginevra, the perfect hour was private code for a fleeting time they almost shared and then yearned after for the rest of their lives. Now West brings that perfect hour back to life in all its freshness, delicacy, and poignant brevity."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812973273
ISBN-10: 0812973275
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 134mm x 13mm)
Pages: 211
Imprint: Random House Trade
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James L W West, III

JAMES L.W. WEST III is Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has been a Fulbright scholar to England and Belgium. He is the author of "William Styron: A Life" and is general editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. "From the Hardcover edition."

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