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The Beautiful and Damned By F. Scott Fitzgerald - With Summary and Audio Book Link


FEATURES:
    
     •     Title contains Summary

     •     Audio Book Link at the end of the book.

     •     F. Scott Fitzgerald's Biography

     •     F. Scott Fitzgerald's Top Quotes

     •     Easy to navigated Active Table of Contents

     •     High formatting quality and standards, manually crafted by professionals

The Beautiful and Damned, first published by Scribner's in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. The novel provides a portrait of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Caf? Society. As with his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters are complex, especially in their marriage and intimacy, much like how he treats intimacy in Tender Is the Night. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald.

Plot summary

It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), his relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism.

Toward the end of the novel, Fitzgerald references himself via a character who is a novelist by quoting this statement given after the novel:

"You know these new novels make me tired. My God! Everywhere I go some silly girl asks me if I've read 'This Side of Paradise.' Are our girls really like that? If it's true to life, which I don't believe, the next generation is going to the dogs. I'm sick of all this shoddy realism."

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