The Beautiful and Damned
The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel brilliantly satirizes a glamorous and doomed marriage in the decadent high society of New York City in the 1920s. 

Inspired in part by Fitzgerald's own tumultuous union with his wife, Zelda, The Beautiful and Damned chronicles the downfall of would-be Jazz Age aristocrats Anthony and Gloria Patch. The novel introduces us to the pleasure-seeking Anthony and his beautiful, vain, and shallow golden girl just after their marriage, when—believing a large inheritance to be imminent—they begin living well beyond their means. When the expected windfall is withheld, their lives are consumed by the pursuit of wealth and their alliance begins to disintegrate. Haunting and keenly observed, The Beautiful and Damned provides a vivid portrait of a lost world and the rootless and materialistic generation that inhabited it.

Title The Beautiful and Damned
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 10 August 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 400 p.
ISBN-10 0307476359
ISBN-13 9780307476357
Publication Date 10 August 2010
Main content page count 400
Weight 16 oz.

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