The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned


Introduction by:
Afterword by: Ruth Prigozy

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$7.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451530431
  • 400 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

The classic novel of greed and vice from F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Set in an era of intoxicating excitement and ruinous excess, changing manners and challenged morals, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel chronicles the lives of Harvard-educated Anthony Patch and his beautiful, willful wife, Gloria. This bitingly ironic story eerily foretells the fate of the author and his own wife, Zelda—from its giddy romantic beginnings to its alcohol-fueled demise. A portrait of greed, ambition, and squandered talent, The Beautiful and Damned depicts an America embarked on the greatest spree in its history, a world Fitzgerald saw “with clearer eyes than any of his contemporaries.”* By turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and chillingly prophetic, it remains one of his best-known works, which Gertrude Stein correctly predicted “will be read when many of his well-known contemporaries are forgotten.”

*Tobias Wolff
 

Praise

“Full of precisely observed life.” —Arthur Mizener
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