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The Beautiful and Damned (Signet Classics)

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Fitzgerald's second novel, which followed the successful "This Side of Paradise," paints a portrait of greed, ambition, and squandered talent as depicted in the lives of the very wealthy Anthony Patch and his willful wife, Gloria. Revised reissue.

Synopsis:

Here is a portrait of greed, ambition, and squandered talent, as depicted in the lives of the very wealthy Anthony Patch and his willful wife Gloria.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as ‘grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken’. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work): six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces. Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that ‘He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a “generation” … he might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.’

Jay Parini who teaches English at Middlebury College, is the author of five novels including Benjamin's Crossing and The Last Station.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451530431
Author:
Fitzgerald, F Scott
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction by:
Parini, Jay
Introduction:
Parini, Jay
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Author:
Parini, Jay
Author:
Prigozy, Ruth
Afterword by:
Prigozy, Ruth
Afterword:
Prigozy, Ruth
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.86x4.38x1.06 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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