As the May Day Riots of 1919 are breaking out, a group of Yale alumni gather for a jazz dance, revealing the disparate backgrounds, existence, and expectations of the American upper and lower classes. The interrelated events of F. Scott Fitzgeralds story capture both the hysteria and privileged existence of the young and the wealthy in the early days of the Jazz Age. May Day was originally published by F. Scott Fitzgerald in a 1920 issue of the magazine Smart Set. In 1922, it was republished in a collection of Fitzgeralds stories called Tales of the Jazz Age, which included ten other short stories, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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