Handsome mechanics, struggling actresses, unhappy couples, and seemingly successful businessmen, Gigolo is an Edna Ferber short story collection that recounts the quiet private lives of everyday Americans.
First published in 1922, Gigolo contains eight short stories that give a remarkable insight into life in 1910s America. The aftermath of the war, the glamour of Hollywood, and women’s long-awaited right to vote have had varying effects on the characters Edna Ferber presents in this masterful collection.
This volume features eight short stories:
- – ‘The Afternoon of a Faun’
- – ‘‘Old Man Minick’
- – ‘‘Gigolo’
- – ‘‘Not a Day Over Twenty-One’
- – ‘‘Home Girl’
- – ‘‘Ain’t Nature Wonderful!’
- – ‘‘The Sudden Sixties’
- – ‘‘If I Should Ever Travel!’
Read & Co. Classics have proudly republished Gigolo – An Edna Ferber Short Story Collection in a brand new edition, complete with an introduction by Rogers Dickinson. This volume is not one to be missed by fans of the famous Jazz Age writer.