The basil and josephine stories is a collection of two separate short stories collections one about basil duke lee the other about josephine perry by f scott fitzgerald which initially ran serially in the saturday evening post. Basil is given more attention or more room to grow as a character whilst josephine is hard to sympathize with i feel that josephine was treated unfairly by fitzgerald and not as well developed as basil. Basil and josephine charts the coming of age of two privileged youths from quiet midwestern towns basil duke lee and josephine perry based on fitzgerald himself and a combination of his first love ginevra king and his wife zelda as one struggles to gain the acceptance of his peers and becomes consumed by ambition . Basil is a thinly disguised fsf and josephine is a not so thinly disguised ginevra king fitzgerald admitted as much when he revealed that he was still bleeding from the loss of ginevra in 1917 when he wrote this side of paradise. Get this from a library basil and josephine f scott fitzgerald part of alma classics fitzgeralds mini series all lavishly produced editions with flaps bw plates and foil on the cover contains notes and an extensive apparatus on fitzgeralds life and works
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