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.