The Beautiful and Damned

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of decadence and decay in the 1920s

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The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel, tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon’s fortune. Anthony and his wife Gloria are young and gorgeous, rich and leisured, and dedicate their lives to the reckless pursuit of happiness. But this intimate story turns tragic, as their marriage disintegrates under the weight of their expectations, dissipation, jealousy and aimlessness.

Fitzgerald skilfully portrays the east-coast elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what will soon be known as Cafe Society. As with all of Fitzgerald’s novels, it is a brilliant character study written in breathtaking prose. It is also a gripping account of the complexities of marriage, largely based on Fitzgerald’s relationship with his wife, Zelda.

This Macmillan Collector’s Library edition features an afterword by Ned Halley.

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector’s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector’s Library are books to love and treasure.

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Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 15.7 × 9.9 × 2.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

495

Language

English

Edition

New Edit/Cover

Dewey

813.52 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K