Beautiful And Damned (Arc Classics)

Beautiful And Damned (Arc Classics)

Arcturus Publishing

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The magnificent attitude of not giving a damn ... and to seek the moment's happiness as fervently and persistently as possible. It's New York during the Jazz Age. Anthony and Gloria Patch are a rich and beautiful couple who drink and dance away their days in glorious decadence as they wait for an inheritance to materialize. Gloria has always relied on her beauty to get her everything she wants (including a wealthy husband), while Anthony is Harvard-educated with a yen for the finer things of life. Blinded by the notion of future wealth, they push the boat out further and further until they find themselves far from shore and baling fast. This is a brilliant study of a marriage that begins to reel under the effects of too much booze as the doomed couple fall into indolence and out of love. First published in 1922, The Beautiful and Damned drew heavily on F. Scott Fitzgerald's own life and helped established his reputation as one of the great American novelists.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on September 24, 1896. After graduating from Princeton University, he served in the United States Army during World War I. Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), was a national bestseller, and he went on to publish three more complete novels and over one hundred popular short stories over the course of his lifetime. The Great Gatsby (1925), his best-known work, remains a timeless examination of social class, wealth, and the American Dream. Fitzgerald spent his final years writing screenplays in Los Angeles. He died of a heart attack on December 21, 1940 at the age of forty-four, leaving behind the unfinished novel The Love of the Last Tycoon.

Pub Date: 2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches


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