The Vegetable: Or, from President to Postman

The Vegetable, or From President to Postman  (1923) 
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald that he developed into a play

THE VEGETABLE

or

from President to postman

By

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

“Any man who doesn’t want to get on in the world, to make a million dollars, and maybe even park his toothbrush in White House, hasn’t got as much to him as a good dog has—he’s nothing more or less than a vegetable.”

—From a Current Magazine.

Copyright, 1923, by

CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS

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Printed in the United States of America

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Published April, 1923

TO KATHERINE TIGHE and EDMUND WILSON, Jr.

WHO DELETED MANY ABSURDITIES

FROM MY FIRST TWO NOVELS I RECOMMEND

THE ABSURDITIES SET DOWN HERE

Act I

Act II

Act III

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.