Fitzgerald Short Stories

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01Babylon Revisited: Part 120120521

By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Written in 1930, "Babylon Revisited" is considered to be one of the finest short stories ever written. An intensely personal portrait of a man who has squandered his life (his fortune dissipated, his marriage broken, his young daughter lost to him) it was written in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash and still resonates deeply.

Part One. American businessman Charles Wales has returned to Paris, the city where his life fell apart, to make the case for regaining custody of his daughter, Honoria. She's being looked after by his dead wife's sister, a woman who will be hard to convince that his life is fully back under control.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

02Babylon Revisited: Part 220120522

By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Written in 1930, "Babylon Revisited" is considered to be one of the finest short stories ever written. An intensely personal portrait of a man who has squandered his life (his fortune dissipated, his marriage broken, his young daughter lost to him) it was written in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash and still resonates deeply.

Part Two. Charles Wales has returned to Paris, the city where his life fell apart, to meet with his dead wife's family. He needs to persuade his sister-in-law that he's fit once more to take custody of his daughter, Honoria.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

03Babylon Revisited: Part 320120523

By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

Written in 1930, "Babylon Revisited" is one of Fitzgerald's finest short stories. Written in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash, it's an intensely personal portrait of a man who has squandered his life: his fortune dissipated, his marriage broken, his child lost to him.

Part Three. Charles waits to hear whether he has done enough to convince his sister-in-law that he's fit to regain custody of his daughter, Honoria.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

04The Sensible Thing: Part 120120524

By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

First published in 1924, Fitzgerald's beautifully observed short story explores the changing nature of love.

An ambitious young man is desperate to get on with his career, so that he can gain the status and money to win the hand of the girl he loves.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

05 LASTThe Sensible Thing - Part 220120525

By F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Read by Stuart Milligan.

First published in 1924, Fitzgerald's beautifully observed short story explores the changing nature of love.

One year on from Jonquil's rejection, George returns to Tennessee as a much improved man: a man with prospects.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.