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Babylon Revisited
Babylon Revisited | F Scott Fitzgerald
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'But it hadn't been given for nothing. It had been given, even the most wildly squandered sum, as an offering to destiny that he might not remember the things most worth remembering, the things that he would now always remember' F. Scott Fitzgerald's stories defined the 1920s 'Jazz Age' generation, with their glittering dreams and tarnished hopes. In these three tales of a fragile recovery, a cut-glass bowl and a life lost, Fitzgerald portrays, in exquisite prose and with deep human sympathy, the idealism of youth and the ravages of success. This book includes Babylon Revisited, The Cut-Glass Bowl and The Lost Decade.
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Babylon Revisited | F Scott Fitzgerald
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“I spoiled this city for myself. I didn‘t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone.”

Love FSF but I actually picked this collection of 3 shorts because Betty Draper is pictured reading it during a scene in Mad Men and my curiosity was piqued. The prop team of that show was dead on 👊🏻 I see Mad Men themes mirrored throughout this collection!!

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Babylon Revisited | F Scott Fitzgerald
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All the local bookstores were closed here on vacation (tourist season isn‘t for another week 😭) but found a Little Free Library and had to stop by for a visit!!

jillannjohn Love those! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Great idea 2y
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Sad, sad, oh so sad! I couldn't help but feel the autobiographical mess Fitzgerald must have mucked through to get these words on paper. Heart wrenching- and even more so when you know this train had 9 more years of being off the rails.

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I finished reading this just now - my first F Scott Fitzgerald. I think I liked it? Maybe? I liked the concept of each of the three stories but they all seemed to have one convoluted paragraph that required multiple readings to understand. I think I should try one of his novels next - any recommendations? #shortstories #classics #fscottfitzgerald

JazzFeathers Fitzgerald is a strange one for me. I like some of his stories very much, some others... l don't really care for them 3y
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I just love these little mini modern penguin classics. A great FSF short story too!

JazzFeathers I like these editions too. I even own this book, though l haven't read it yet 3y
squarepeginroundhole The title story is great and short! 3y
Faibka Beautiful edition! 3y
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