The Rich Boy


The Fitzgerald scholar Matthew Bruccoli describes the story as “an extension of The Great Gatsby, enlarging the examination of the effects of wealth on character.”[6] The story of Anson Hunter and his love for the “dark, serious beauty” Paula Legendre, Fitzgerald modeled the Rich Boy of his title on Princeton classmate Ludlow Fowler, who’d stood as best man at Fitzgerald’s wedding.[7] Fitzgerald sent Fowler the story before publication, explaining, “I have written a 15,000 word story about you called ‘The Rich Boy’—it is so disguised that no one except you and me and maybe two of the girls concerned would recognize, unless you give it away, b…

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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