The fantastical story by beloved Jazz Age writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald—a dark and gleaming fairy tale about the excesses of wealth and the promise of the American West—selected from Fitzgerald’s exuberant collection, Tales of the Jazz Age.
On a summer break from his New England education, John T. Unger of Hades, accompanies a new friend to his father’s private estate—a hidden palace carved out of one solid diamond mountain where extravagance knows no bounds, and everything feels a spectacular dream to modest Unger until he discovers the frightful lengths to which the family will go to protect their secret and their treasure.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended Princeton University, where he began writing what would become his first novel, This Side of Paradise. He left Princeton to join the army during World War I, though the war… More about F. Scott Fitzgerald