The Beautiful and Damned
First published in 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald"s second novel The Beautiful and Damned portrays the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Café Society. The story is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald"s stormy relationship with Zelda Fitzgerald.
This is the tale of young couple Anthony and Gloria Patch living out their days to the hilt in New York City as they await the death of Anthony"s grandfather, Adam Patch from whom they expect to inherit his massive fortune. They drink and eat in the classiest restaurants and hotels, rent the most expensive apartments, travel out to the West in the spring time driving plush cars, wearing top-of-the-line clothing and just generally living it up high on the hog, as they wait. But as time goes on their lust for life and their similarities threaten to destroy their innocence and their relationship.
A fierce parable about the illusory quality of dreams, the intractable nature of reality, and the ruin wrought by time, The Beautiful and Damned eerily anticipates the dissipation and decline that would come to the Fitzgeralds themselves before the decade had run its course.
Did you love The Beautiful and Damned - Special Edition? Then you should read Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey!
“Where I was raised a woman's word was law. I ain't quite outgrowed that yet.”
Riders of the Purple Sage tells the story of Jane Withersteen and her battle to overcome her persecution by members of her polygamo……
Dear Reader, we use the permissions associated with cookies to keep our website running smoothly and to provide you with personalized content that better meets your needs and ensure the best reading experience. At any time, you can change your permissions for the cookie settings below.