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The Beautiful and Damned : Design by Coralie Bickford Smith - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned

Design by Coralie Bickford Smith

Hardcover

Published: 4th November 2010
For Ages: 18+ years old
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These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death.

Anthony and Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth.

But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria must grow up and face reality; they may be beautiful but they are also damned.

About the Author

F. Scott Fizgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work). Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.

About the Designer

Coralie Bickford-Smith is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books (U.K.), where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.

ISBN: 9780141194073
ISBN-10: 0141194073
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 4th November 2010
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.3  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 20.4