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Pat Hobby Stories, the (1962) [Collection]
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A fascinating study in self-satire that brings to life the Hollywood years of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The setting: Hollywood: the character: Pat Hobby, a down-and-out screenwriter trying to break back into show business, but having better luck getting into bars. Written between 1939 and 1940, when F. Scott Fitzgerald was working for Universal Studios, the seventeen Pat Hobby stories were first published in Esquire magazine and present a bitterly humorous portrait of a once-successful writer who becomes a forgotten hack on a Hollywood lot. "This was not art" Pat Hobby often said, "this was an industry" where whom "you sat with at lunch was more important than what you dictated in your office."

The Pat Hobby sequence, as Arnold Gingrich writes in his introduction, is Fitzgerald's "last word from his last home, for much of what he felt about Hollywood and about himself permeated these stories."


  • Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish
  • A Man in the Way
  • "Boil Some Water, Lots of It"
  • Teamed with Genius
  • Pat Hobby and Orson Welles
  • Pat Hobby's Secret
  • Pat Hobby, Putative Father
  • The Homes of the Stars
  • Pat Hobby Does his Bit
  • Pat Hobby's Preview
  • No Harm Trying
  • A Patriotic Short
  • On the Trail of Pat Hobby
  • Fun in an Artist's Studio
  • Two Old-Timers
  • Mightier than the Sword
  • Pat Hobby's College Days

Original title: The Pat Hobby Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Edition #1: The Pat Hobby Stories

The Pat Hobby Stories (1962)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Introduction by: Arnold Gingrich
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The Pat Hobby Stories (December 1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN: 9780684804422
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.8 x 0.5 in
Pages: 159

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The Pat Hobby Stories (1962)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Pages: 159

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