Babylon Revisited: And Other Stories and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
CDN$ 13.71
  • List Price: CDN$ 18.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 5.28 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Babylon Revisited: And Ot... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Babylon Revisited: And Other Stories Paperback – May 24 1996


See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 13.71
CDN$ 8.12 CDN$ 0.01

Gifts For Dad




Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (May 24 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684824485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684824482
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #418,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, 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, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By MOVIE MAVEN on Dec 26 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this volume of stories simply to get a copy of Fitzgerald's "May Day" which I'd read in one of my college texts and then could not find for years. I have always felt that "May Day" would make a superb film--and the screenwriter could lift most of the dialogue right out of the story. It is that good and simple and dramatic. Actually every one of the stories in this collection is first rate. Here is Fitzgerald, only in his 20's, writing of American aspirations before, during and after World War I. And no one wrote about this subject better than he did. The characters are rich and complex, all of them dissatisfied with the bones that life has thrown them, all of them desiring what others have. The reader sees their foibles and loves them anyway. These are not perfect people. They are real people in a time of trouble--fighting, most of them, simply to stay afloat in a world changing faster than anyone would have thought possible. I cannot recommend these brilliant stories highly enough. There is also a brief life and appreciation of Fitzgerald in this lovely Scribner edition.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on Feb. 16 1997
Format: Paperback
F. Scott Fitzgerald was as much a master of the short story as he was the novel, and some of these tales attain the classical status achieved by The Great Gatsby. From the O.Henry-like fable of "The Ice Palace" to such masterpieces as "May Day" and the title story, Fitzgerald moves easily from mere entertainment to highbrow artistry, often creating a blend of the two as in the outlandish fantasy "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz". In "The Rich Boy," Fitzgerald creates a character every bit as believable as Nick Carraway and every bit as heartbreaking as Gatsby. This is also the story that gave rise to the famous Fitzgerald maxim that the rich "are very different than you and me."
This collection comes highly recommended to anyone interested in American Classics and short-story masterpieces.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on Oct. 25 1998
Format: Paperback
In the boom economy of today, with a bust probably around the corner, Fitzgerald's stories of American dreams, aspirations to riches and ultimate human frailty have a renewed relevance and poignancy. This collection is worth getting if only for 'The Ice Palace' and 'Babylon Revisited'. Also great reading is 'The Rich Boy', 'The Freshest Boy', and 'Crazy Sunday'. Other stories in this collection are 'May Day', 'The Diamond Big as the Ritz', 'Winter Dreams', 'Absolution', and 'The Long Way Out'.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on April 5 1999
Format: Paperback
I've just started on this book and already the stories I've read so far I have to rate as among the best short stories I have ever read. "Winter Dreams" was just exquisitely gorgeous, "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is a fantasy of astonishing invention, and "May Day" really opened my eyes to the unlimited terrain the short format offers. Fitzgerald is a genius--his ability to evoke imagery and illusion is absolutely breathtaking!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on April 22 1998
Format: Paperback
Buy this book for "Absolution" alone. (incidentally, it was originally intended as a childhood scene for THE GREAT GATSBY, but was cut and turned into a short story). "Absolution" is easily one the greatest short stories I've ever read. "The Rich Boy" is another masterpiece, and the title story is wonderful, too.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.


Feedback