'I want to give a really bad party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there's a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and see.'
The crackle of gin on ice, the first chords of the band, the low hum of gossip- whether you love or loathe parties, Fitzgerald writes them like no one else.
From glittering occasions complete with an orchestra and dancing girls to a fist-fight at the end of a toddler's birthday, this is a dazzling collection of party pieces from the master of celebration.
Selected from The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night and Flappers and Philosophers
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