Babylon revisited


In ‘Babylon Revisited’ a man goes to Paris to gain custody of his daughter, but his plans go disasterously awry. In ‘The Cut-Glass Bowl’ a wedding present becomes a curse for fading beauty. In ‘The Lost Decade’ a writers’ lunch becomes a meditation on the tragedy of lost time.

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Introducing Little Clothbound Classics: irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world’s greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Celebrating the range and diversity of Penguin Classics, they take us from snowy Japan to springtime Vienna, from haunted New England to a sun-drenched Mediterranean island, and from a game of chess on the ocean to a love story on the moon. Beautifully designed and printed, these collectible editions are bound in colourful, tactile cloth and stamped with foil.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was the most celebrated chronicler of the Jazz Age. At the time of his death, he believed he was an alcoholic failure; but he received posthumous acclaim as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. This collection brings together some of his finest stories, including ‘The Curious Tale of Benjamin Button’; ‘Winter Dreams’, a melancholy thwarted love story that anticipated The Great Gatsby, and ‘Babylon Revisited’, set the year after the 1929 stock market crash, when the Jazz Age sounded its last.

‘His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings’ Ernest Hemingway

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 2.2 cm










Short stories


813.52 (edition:23)


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