The Ice Palace and Others
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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 and is also included in the collection Babylon Revisited and Other Stories.
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."
Another story "The Cut-Glass Bowl" tracks the lives of a married couple in New York, Evylyn and Harold Piper, through various difficult or tragic events that involve a cut glass bowl they received as a wedding gift.
It is also a short story first published in 1920 in Fitzgerald's short story collection Flappers and Philosophers as well as “Dalyrimple Goes Wrong”.
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