A New Leaf by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published: The Saturday Evening Post (July 4, 1930)
Genre: Short Stories
“A New Leaf” is a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1930 and published in The Saturday Evening Post in the same year.
The story follows the lives of three American youth in Paris, where love and betrayal intertwine.
2. Story Summary
The story centers around Julia Ross and her love triangle with Phil Hoffman and Dick Ragland. Julia is drawn to Dick because of his charisma and looks, but he is a terrible alcoholic, and their relationship suffers for it. Julia dumped Phil for Dick, but Phil continues to support her emotionally when Dick dies. Phil lies to Julia about how Dick was quitting alcohol for her, but the truth is Dick was an alcoholic until he died. Phil and Julia eventually get married.
3. Frequently Asked Questions about A New Leaf
What is the central message of A New Leaf?
No matter how much someone wants to improve, there will be no results if there is no action.