The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned

eBook - 1998
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T̀he victor belongs to the spoils.' Fitzgerald's ironic epigraph to The Beautiful and Damned exemplifies his attitude toward the young rootless post-World War One generation who believed life to be meaningless and who pursued wealth despite its corrosive effect. Gloria and Anthony Patch party until money runs out; then their goal becomes Adam Patch's fortune. Gloria's beauty fades and Anthony's drinking takes its horrible toll. Fitzgerald here once again displays a wariness of the upper classes, àn abiding distrust, an animosity, toward the leisure class - not the conviction of a revolutionist.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1998
ISBN: 9780191610516
0191610518
0192832646
9780192832641
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 359 pages)
Additional Contributors: Margolies, Alan

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Warru37
Apr 11, 2016

Aug. '16 Book Club

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Musiclover19
Aug 08, 2014

It is a remarkable novel about human desires and weaknesses, and what leads to the eventual downfall. I love the ending,as it is both expected and unexpected.

Lauraparr Jan 20, 2014

A beautiful classic. The rise and fall of Anthony and Gloria will have you hooked until the final page.

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spammyanna
Aug 06, 2012

An absolutely beautiful read. I loved it from beginning to end. I enjoyed it more than Gatsby.

n2eye Jan 04, 2012

One of the best books I have ever read. Should be required reading for every young adult as a great life lesson.

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Emily38
Dec 02, 2009

I love this book. It's definitely my favourite one of F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you like books about the jazz age, this is a must-read.It takes a while to get into the book but by the end you become really attached to the two main characters. And it paints a rather ironic picture of the tragedy that can occur from overindulgence.

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