The Beautiful and Damned

The Beautiful and Damned


F. Scott Fitzgerald Other

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The victor belongs to the spoils.--ANTHONY PATCH
This novel takes the reader through a poignant love story between Anthony, a self-absorbed heir to a great fortune, and the stunningly beautiful, but equally self-absorbed, Gloria. The two have little use for anything or anybody but themselves. Fitzgerald's beautiful prose and excellent development of the characters makes this an enjoyable read. What is even more fascinating about the vintage 1922 novel is its description of life in that time. Things we take for granted today are portrayed in a 1915-ish reality. For instance, Anthony and Gloria grow weary of the train ride to their summer house near Rye, NY. Anthony then comes-up with the a remarkable fix; they will purchase an automobile!--Submitted by Anonymous.


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Ch. 3: No Matter!

Within another year Anthony and Gloria had become like players who had

lost their costumes, lacking the pride to continue on the note of

tragedy--so that when Mrs. and Miss Hulme of Kansas City cut them dead

in the Plaza one evening, it was only that Mrs. and Miss Hulme, like

most people, abominated mirrors of their atavi……


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