The Beautiful and Damned
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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I despised these morally impoverished young adults living lives of dissolution, believing themselves entitled to endless pleasure devoid of responsibilities simply because they were good looking and ... Read full review
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“Life just hurts people and hurts people, until finally it hurts them so that they can't be hurt ever any more. That's the last and worst thing it does.” A reader of F. Scott Fitzgerald will not be ... Read full review