A very businessman-like British gentleman makes his way into the heart of Paris. He’s on a very unsettling mission. Eighteen years ago, a French doctor was imprisoned without any warning (or any trial). He’s been locked up in the worst prison of all prisons, the Bastille. After almost two decades, he was released—again without any explanation—and he’s currently staying with an old servant of his, Ernst Defarge.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 novel, The Beautiful and the Damned, the main characters Anthony and Gloria Patch are vain, self-obsessed, and haughty. The novel plots their downfall from uppity socialites to fiscal ruin.