Book :: The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned
By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pages: 422
Published: 1922
Genre(s): American
Literary Fiction
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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...

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red13x red13x

Considering I wasn’t that keen on the Great Gatsby, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this one, but as it is, it’s not too bad!

Sep 28th, 2023

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Feb 20th, 2018

Caro60 Caro60

For me, I found this novel disturbing and it made me uncomfortable as I read of the downward spiral of Adam and Gloria. The conclusion also left me feeling a little short changed but that is perhaps because it seemed to carry no message of redemption - it was just a change in circumstances. An interest read, however,

Oct 15th, 2015

azatty2014 azatty2014

Very interesting and a quick read.

Jul 25th, 2014

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