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Published: January 2016
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BIC Subject: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Published By: Penguin
Published: 04-Jan-2016
Format: Paperback, 400 pages, 169x105mm
ISBN: 9780451530431
Stock Code: 1530431
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Set in an era of intoxicating excitement and ruinous excess, changing manners and challenged morals, F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel chronicles the lives of Harvard-educated Anthony Patch and his beautiful, willful wife, Gloria. This bitingly ironic story eerily foretells the fate of the author and his own wife, Zelda - from its giddy romantic beginnings to its alcohol-fueled demise. A portrait of greed, ambition, and squandered talent,The Beautiful and Damned depicts an America embarked on the greatest spree in its history, a world Fitzgerald saw 'with clearer eyes than any of his contemporaries.'* By turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and chillingly prophetic, it remains one of his best-known works, which Gertrude Stein correctly predicted 'will be read when many of his well-known contemporaries are forgotten.'

*Tobias Wolff

'Full of precisely observed life.' Arthur Mizener

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