The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott FitzgeraldFirst published in 1922, The Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgeralds impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists. Embellished with the authors lyrical prose, here is the story of Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria. As they await the inheritance of his grandfathers fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and avarice. A devastating look at the nouveau riche, and the New York nightlife, as well as the ruinous effects of wild ambition, The Beautiful and the Damned achieved stature as one of Fitzgeralds most accomplished novels. Its distinction as a classic endures to this day. Pocket Books Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. Special features include critical perspectives, suggestions for further read, and a unique visual essay composed of period photographs that help bring every word to life.
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Start by marking “The Beautiful and Damned” as Want to Read: How could the same F. Scott Fitzgerald who composed such a brilliant novel in The Great Gatsby have preceded it with such a lifeless moral tale? The Dandy, Anthony Patch, falls in love with the most sought-out girl: the.
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Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. Aug 10, ISBN Feb 12, ISBN Feb 23, ISBN Aug 19, ISBN Would-be Jazz Age aristocrats Anthony and Gloria Patch embody the corrupt high society of s New York: they are beautiful, shallow, pleasure-seeking, and vain.
They marry and embark on a life of glittering parties, lavish expenditure and scandalous revelry. When the money dries up their marriage founders. In this wistful novel Fitzgerald portrays the decline of youthful promise with devastating clarity. F Scott Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald is widely considered the poet laureate of the Jazz Age. An unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Scott Fitzgerald was born in in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in to join the army.