The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned

First published in 1922, The Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald's impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists. Embellished with the author's lyrical prose, here is the story of Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria. As they await the inheritance of his grandfather's fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and avarice. A devastating look at the nouveau riche, and the New York nightlife, as well as the ruinous effects of wild ambition, The Beautiful and the Damned achieved stature as one of Fitzgerald's most accomplished novels. Its distinction as a classic endures to this day. Pocket Book's Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. Special features include critical perspectives, suggestions for further read, and a unique visual essay composed of period photographs that help bring every word to life.

Title:The Beautiful and Damned
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780743451505
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    The Beautiful and Damned Reviews

  • Steven Godin

    I can't think of any writer other F. Scott Fitzgerald that has had such of a yo-yo effect on me. I thought 'Gatsby' was the real deal, 'This Side of Paradise' I gave up on, some of his short stories l...

  • Brian

    A deeply flawed book. A good amount of editing would've greatly improved this book. However, Fitzgerald was coming off his huge success with "This Side of Paradise", so the publisher allowed him to pu...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)The Beautiful and Damned, first published in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It explores and portrays New York cafe society and ...

  • leynes

    I know I said I wouldn't bother writing a review for this piece of trash but I couldn't resist to compile some of Scottie's 'greatest hits' just to give context for my dislike of this novel. Some of t...

  • Briynne

    Fitzgerald wasn't joking with that title. These people were completely screwed from the moment they hit the page, and it was fascinating to watch it all disintegrate. As I mentioned in the review I ju...

  • Tom

    "The Beautiful and Damned" is the perfect title for this novel, as well as for the author's life with his wife Zelda. This is Fitzgerald's second novel, and he had become wealthy and famous. His prota...

  • Sam

    This book was... heavy. I read it in a couple days, but it's so emotionally and mentally exhausting it was just painful most of the time. Fitzgerald almost viciously pulls the rug out any time there's...

  • Sharon Barrow Wilfong

    Aside from the Great Gatsby this is the only other novel I've read by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Years ago when living on a small Caribbean island, with limited things to do, I read a large collection of bo...

  • Perry

    I'll Be DamnedHow could the same F. Scott Fitzgerald who composed such a brilliant novel in The Great Gatsby have preceded it with such a lifeless moral tale?A bantam-cock and his haughty hussy, Antho...

  • Pooja

    I went to my friend's room to discuss about songs and movies and there my eyes caught its glimpse. It's cover and title were eye pleasing that I immediately wanted to finish it up. This was the very t...