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First published in 1922, "The Beautiful and Damned" is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, which follows upon many of the same themes of his first novel, "This Side of Paradise." It is the story of Anthony Patch who because of the expectation of inheriting a large fortune from his grandfather is unmotivated to work and floats through various vocations. Anthony seeks escape from his unmotivated life through socializing and an increasing alcoholism. He is in love with Gloria Gilbert, a beautiful young socialite and aspiring actress. The novel addresses a theme common to Fitzgerald's work, that being the moral decline and directionless lethargy that had consumed the American upper class during the early part of the 20th century. Set during the Jazz Age before and after the First World War, "The Beautiful and Damned" is a brilliant and tragic character study that explores the intricacies of married life and intimacy. Believed to have been based on Fitzgerald's own relationship with his wife Zelda, the characters of the novel are complex figures that are disproportionately consumed with their pasts unable to act as agents for their own well-being in the present.

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Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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Release: 2020-09-07
File: 408 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798683076597

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F.S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. The Beautiful and Damned, first published in 1922, is Fitzgerald's second novel. It explores and portrays New York society and the American Eastern elite during the Jazz Age before and after "the Great War" and in the early 1920s.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Fitzgerald F.S.
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9785521077045

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Fitzgerald's second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their spectacular spiral into tragedy. Published on the heels of "This Side of Paradise," the story of the Harvard-educated aesthete Anthony Patch and his willful wife, Gloria, is propelled by Fitzgerald's intense romantic imagination and demonstrates an increased technical and emotional maturity. "The Beautiful and Damned" is at once a gripping morality tale, a rueful meditation on love, marriage, and money, and an acute social document. As Hortense Calisher observes in her Introduction, " Though Fitzgerald can entrance with stories so joyfully youthful they appear to be safe-- when he cuts himself, you will bleed."

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Genre: Inheritance and succession
Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Release: 1922
File: 449 Pages
ISBN-13: 0684178168

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The Beautiful and Damned, first published by Scribner's in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It explores and portrays New York café society and the American Eastern elite during the Jazz Age before and after the Great War and in the early 1920s.[1][2] As in his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters in this novel are complex, especially with respect to marriage and intimacy. The work generally is considered to be based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with his wife Zelda Fitzgerald

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Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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Release: 2020-03-30
File: 454 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798632283588

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Feel the swing and sway of the Jazz Age in this collection of stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned explores the world of America’s upper class during World War I and the beginning of the Jazz Age. Loosely based on Fitzgerald’s relationship with his wife, Zelda, the novel centers around Anthony Patch, a young East Coast socialite who is heir to his grandfather’s fortune and lacks motivation to pursue a meaningful career. In his attempt to find his place in society while waiting for his inheritance, Anthony loses himself to alcoholism; neglects his wife, Gloria; and struggles with the realities of everyday life. This volume also includes seven short stories by Fitzgerald published in the early 1920s, including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

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Genre: Fiction
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2019-04-16
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781684127757

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The novel provides a portrait of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Café 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.

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Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-05-21
File: 322 Pages
ISBN-13: 1099502039

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A man encounters God in a bar; a family is saved by a time traveler in the middle of the night; a journey into the mind of a severely autistic man; a woman finds herself one night out in the city, and more. "Beautiful and Damned" is a haunting and captivating collection, and proof that Robert M. Drake is one of the most visionary writers working today. On the heels of three internationally bestselling books of poetry, Robert M. Drake takes his readers to a deeper level of his consciousness with this collection of stories.

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Author: Robert M. Drake
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Release: 2016-10-11
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 1449484816

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The Beautiful and Damned, first published by Scribner's in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It portrays the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York café society. As in Fitzgerald's other novels, the characters are complex, especially with respect to marriage and intimacy. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship with Zelda Fitzgerald. The Beautiful and Damned tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1910s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, his relationship with his wife, Gloria, his service in the army, and his alcoholism.[1][2] Toward the end of the novel, Fitzgerald references himself: 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. will original illustrations

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Genre: Fiction
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: BookRix
Release: 2014-06-07
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783736816947

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The Great Gatsby, set in the town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922, concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The novel explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. The Beautiful and Damned tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1910s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, and his courtship and relationship with his wife Gloria Gilbert. It describes his brief service in the Army during World War I, and the couple's post-war partying life in New York, and his later alcoholism. The novel explores and portrays New York café society and the American Eastern elite during the Jazz Age before and after "the Great War" and in the early 1920s.

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Genre: Alcoholics
Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher:
Release: 2018
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 8026881753

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), was a pivotal book in his career. A trenchant satire of the Jazz Age, it is very much a novel of its times. This edition is based on the surviving manuscript, the serialized version from Metropolitan magazine, the Scribners 1922 first American edition, and the Collins 1922 first British edition. The volume includes a detailed account of the composition of the novel, a textual apparatus, a chronology of composition, and, uniquely, three versions of the ending. Explanatory notes identify Fitzgerald's topical and historical references - to books and authors, Broadway shows and Manhattan cabarets, movie stars and sports heroes, statesmen and criminals, business tycoons and historical figures. These notes situate The Beautiful and Damned in its times and deepen the reader's understanding of Fitzgerald's sources for the novel.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2014-03-06
File: 454 Pages
ISBN-13: 1107679176

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