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The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2012
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"The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way."

The heir to his grandfather's considerable fortune, Anthony Patch is led astray from the path to gainful employment by the temptations and distractions of the 1920s Jazz Age. His descent into dissolution and profligacy is accelerated by his marriage to the attractive but turbulent Gloria, and the couple soon discover the dangerous flip side of a life of glamour and debauchery.

Containing obvious parallels with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's own lives, The Beautiful and Damned is a tragic examination of the pitfalls of greed and materialism and the transience of youth and beauty.

About the Author

Considered one of the finest American writers of the twentieth century, F.Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was the author of various novels and short stories chronicling life in the US during the Roaring Twenties.

Contains notes and an extensive apparatus on Fitzgerald's life and works

ISBN: 9781847492128
ISBN-10: 1847492126
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.32