PHILIP DOSSICK

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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, a playful yet sinister fairy tale, brilliantly fuses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lavish fantasies about the super rich with his caustic understanding of what underpins it. 

It’s the story of John T. Unger, a young Southerner who goes to Montana for summer vacation with a wealthy college classmate, Percy Washington. Percy invites John to stay at his house for the summer, and when John accepts, Percy boasts about his family’s wealth, claiming his father owns a diamond bigger than the Ritz Carlton Hotel. John soon discovers that Percy is telling the truth. Percy's father has built an enormous château on a mountain that is literally one solid, flawless diamond. And they’ve gone to outrageous lengths to conceal their secret…meaning John could be in danger.

 

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896 –1940) is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night are among his masterworks.

 

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