The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald

fiction classics

336 pages

A meditation on love, money and decadence reflected in the life of Anthony Patch, a 1920s socialite exploring the New York cafe society scene during the Jazz Age. The story follows his relationship with his wife, Gloria, his service in the army, and his alcoholism. 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.

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