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The Offshore Pirate

The Offshore Pirate by F. Scott Fitzgerald
By: (1896-1940)

This is a long short story in 6 parts from Fitzgerald’s 1920 short story collection, Flappers and Philosophers. It predates the screwball movie comedies of the 1930’s in that it features a determined young heiress trying to get what she wants out of life.(Summary by BellonaTimes)

First Page:

FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

To Zelda

Contents

The Offshore Pirate The Ice Palace Head and Shoulders The Cut Glass Bowl Bernice Bobs Her Hair Benediction Dalyrimple Goes Wrong The Four Fists

Flappers and Philosophers

The Offshore Pirate

I

This unlikely story begins on a sea that was a blue dream, as colorful as blue silk stockings, and beneath a sky as blue as the irises of children's eyes. From the western half of the sky the sun was shying little golden disks at the sea if you gazed intently enough you could see them skip from wave tip to wave tip until they joined a broad collar of golden coin that was collecting half a mile out and would eventually be a dazzling sunset. About half way between the Florida shore and the golden collar a white steam yacht, very young and graceful, was riding at anchor and under a blue and white awning aft a yellow haired girl reclined in a wicker settee reading The Revolt of the Angels, by Anatole France... Continue reading book >>


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