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Following the great critical and financial success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Beautiful and the Damned in 1922. An immediate success upon its first publication, Fitzgerald's second novel is a dazzling portrait of love and life among the beautiful people. Through the story of two newlyweds, Anthony Patch of New York and Gloria Gilbert of Kansas City, Fitzgerald flawlessly captures the heady atmosphere and jaded values of the Jazz Age. Patch, expecting to become the sole heir to his grandfather's millions, embraces a life of endless parties and intellectual pretensions. In Gloria, he finds an exquisite ornament and a passionate lover. The couple whirls through days that mirror Fitzgerald's own--a fast life amid a smart set for which there is never enough cash. Beginning with wit and clever repartee, The Beautiful and the Damned quickly becomes a scathing chronicle of a dying marriage and a hedonistic society where beauty is all too fleeting. Through the character of Richard Caramel, a successful hack writer whose talent fails as he prospers, Fitzgerald caricatures himself. But today's readers will find an even more poignant self-portrait of Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda in Anthony and Gloria, a couple whose days of wine and roses fade quickly toward a tragic end.

Synopsis:

More than seventy years after its first publication, "The Beautiful And Damned" remains a dazzling portrait of love and life among the beautiful people. Through the story of two newly-weds, Anthony Patch of New York and Gloria Gilbert of Kansas City, Fitzgerald chronicles a dying marriage and a hedonistic society in which beauty is all too fleeting. Readers are sure to recognize Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda in Anthony and Gloria, a couple whose days of wine and roses fade quickly toward a tragic end.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553214703
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Series:
Bantam Classics
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Pages:
436
Dimensions:
6.87x4.19x1.01 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , More than seventy years after its first publication, "The Beautiful And Damned" remains a dazzling portrait of love and life among the beautiful people. Through the story of two newly-weds, Anthony Patch of New York and Gloria Gilbert of Kansas City, Fitzgerald chronicles a dying marriage and a hedonistic society in which beauty is all too fleeting. Readers are sure to recognize Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda in Anthony and Gloria, a couple whose days of wine and roses fade quickly toward a tragic end.
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