The Beautiful and Damned (Paperback)

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Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), is a savage and haunting satire of the young, rootless post-war generation who live intent only on the pursuit of wealth and decadent pleasure. Anthony Patch's marriage to the beautiful but selfish Gloria is idyllic at first but the union slowly disintegrates as reality sets in and their goal becomes Adam Patch's fortune. Gloria's beauty fades, and Anthony's drinking takes its toll. Charting the corrosive attraction of wealth and its malign influence, The Beautiful and Damned is also a vivid portrait of early twentieth-century New York and the sights and sounds of the city's burgeoning night life.

About the Author

Alan Margolies is Professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780192832641
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 1st, 1998
Pages: 400