"The Ice Palace" is a modernist short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in The Saturday Evening Post, 22 May 1920. It is one of eight short stories originally published in Fitzgerald's first collection, Flappers and Philosophers (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920), and is also included in the collection Babylon Revisited and Other Stories (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1960).
The story is about Sally Carrol Happer, a young southern woman from the fictional city of Tarleton, Georgia, who is bored with her unchanging environment. Her local friends are dismayed to learn she is engaged to Harry Bellamy, a man from an unspecified northern town. She brushes off their concerns, alluding to her need for something more in her life, a need to see "things happen on a big scale." Sally Carrol travels to the north, during the winter, to visit Harry's home town and meet Harry's family. The winter weather underscores her growing disillusion with the decision to move north, until her moment of epiphany in the town's local "Ice Palace." In the end, Sally Carrol returns home.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 â€“ December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsbyâ€”his most famousâ€”and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.
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