Babylon Revisited: And Other Stories

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Written between 1920 and 1937, when F. Scott Fitzgerald was at the height of his creative powers, these ten lyric tales represent some of the author's finest fiction. In them, Fitzgerald creates vivid, timeless characters -- a dissatisfied southern belle seeking adventure in the north; the tragic hero of the title story who lost more than money in the stock market; giddy and dissipated young men and women of the interwar period. From the lazy town of Tarleton, Georgia, to the glittering cosmopolitan centers of New York and Paris, Fitzgerald brings the society of the "Lost Generation" to life in these masterfully crafted gems, showcasing the many gifts of one of our most popular writers.
 

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User Review  - Lillian - Goodreads

Agent book by an awesome author. READ IT if you haven't yet. Mia Farrow was kind of boring in the movie. Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Wiggins - Goodreads

All of these brilliant short stores were haunting, and Fitzgerald just captures the tragic element of romanticism and reality in a very moving way. I think my favorite short story would have to be "Winter Dreams" out of them all. I will be definitely re-reading these very soon. Read full review

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Contents

The Ice Palace
1
May Day
25
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
75
Winter Dreams
114
Absolution
136
The Rich Boy
152
The Freshest Boy
188
Babylon Revisited
210
Crazy Sunday
231
The Long Way Out
249
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F. Scott Fitgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera. Fitzgerald's masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald stands out as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

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