The Beautiful and Damned
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... show more
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 other novels, it is a brilliant character study and is also an exploration of the complexities of marriage and intimacy.
Publish date: January 22nd 2009
Publisher: Serenity Publishers, LLC
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
The Beautiful and the Damned is the story of Anthony and Gloria Patch, young, indolent, alcoholic trust fund babies, spending their lives drifting, waiting for Grandfather Patch to kick it and hand over the cash. Fitzgerald meshes different writing styles throughout the book, which is a bit discombo...
OMG all these people did was give me a headache. What was their point to being alive? I really don't know.Sometimes they seemed naive, sometimes bored, sometimes lazy, sometimes lost, sometimes spoiled, sometimes crazy...the list goes on.
The only other books I've read by F. Scott Fitzgerald, prior to this one, are The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night. Both are wonderful, especially The Great Gatsby.The Beautiful and Damned has many pointers to the greatness that was to follow just three years later with the publication ofThe Gre...
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This book grated me. I realized by the end I enjoyed Gloria's perspective far more than Anthony's, although they were both narcissistic, childish, entitled characters. I started to read another book to before I finished this, to give myself a break, because it was giving me pains. It dragged on and ...