Babylon Revisited


F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The head barman at the Ritz. Charlie looks for Paul when he goes to the Ritz upon arriving in Paris, but, like all of Charlie’s old acquaintances, Paul is not there. A key figure in the party scene for Americans in Paris in the 1920s, Paul reminds Charlie of his old life and his old ways.

Paul Quotes in Babylon Revisited

The Babylon Revisited quotes below are all either spoken by Paul or refer to Paul . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scribner edition of Babylon Revisited published in 1995.
Section 5 Quotes

"I heard that you lost a lot in the crash."
"I did," and he added grimly, "but I lost everything I wanted in the boom."
"Selling short."
"Something like that."

Related Characters: Charlie Wales (speaker), Paul (speaker)
Page Number: 633
Explanation and Analysis:
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Paul Character Timeline in Babylon Revisited

The timeline below shows where the character Paul appears in Babylon Revisited. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Section 5
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...not having had a chance to touch the whisky he’d asked for at the Peters’. Paul, the head barman, comes over to talk to Charlie and says he hears he lost... (full context)