This audio book includes three of Fitzgerald's early short stories: Dalyrimple Goes Wrong; Jemina, The Mountain Girl; and Tarquin of Cheapside. Each story is fascinating in its own way, with roots that lead to his novels and others. His writing is like champagne, even early. Dalyrimple has some of the roots Dreiser may have used in An American Tragedy; Jemina is the child of Mark Twain southwestern humor; Tarquin is unique and better listened to and read than discussed. The last chapter provides approximately 30 thoughts, quotations, and witty remarks of Fitzgerald.
I especially enjoyed "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz" and the descriptions of lost love and his ecstasies over feminine beauty that seem to recur throughout. Of course there will also be several occurances throughout which may offend modern sensibilities.