By F. Scott Fitzgerald, Read by William Coon
Length: 35 minutes [Unabridged]
“I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works.” Fitzgerald wrote these words to a friend in 1938, and they are echoed in this early tale. Two men meet by accident at an abandoned house, each seeking something they left behind. One man is fabulously successful, having escaped the small, stifling Southern town to build fame and fortune in the North. The other is permanently tethered to the town and obscurity. As their stories unfold, they discover a connection that neither would have suspected. How much do we control what we become? How much depends on pure luck? How much credit can we take for our success? Written in 1922, this stylish story asks us to consider these questions as only F. Scott Fitzgerald can.
He had one of the rarest qualities in all literature… It’s a kind of subdued magic, controlled and exquisite, the sort of thing you get from good string quartettes. — Raymond Chandler
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