The Beautiful and Damned (Google eBook)
THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED, first published in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. The novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent. As with all of Fitzgerald's other novels, it is a brilliant character study and is also an exploration of the complexities of marriage and intimacy.
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Review: The Beautiful and DamnedUser Review - Leah - Goodreads
I'm glad I read this after Tender is the Night, because if I'd gone from The Great Gatsby to The Beautiful and Damned, I'd have given up on Fitzgerald without having read his best and most redeeming ... Read full review
Review: The Beautiful and DamnedUser Review - Sera - Goodreads
I read two books by Fitz in college - The Great Gatsby and Tender Is The Night. Although they both looked to be right up my alley, I didn't enjoy either one, and since then, I hadn't read Fitz again ... Read full review