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The beautiful and damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Label
The beautiful and damned
Title
The beautiful and damned
Statement of responsibility
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The work that signaled Fitzgerald's maturity as a storyteller and novelist, The Beautiful and Damned is a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age. Anthony Comstock Patch is a Harvard-educated gallant who leisurely aspires to author a book as he awaits an enormous inheritance upon his grandfather's death. Not quite gorgeous, but considered handsome here and there, he thinks himself an exceptional young man -- sophisticated, well-adjusted, and destined to achieve some subtle accomplishment deemed worthy by the elect. Gloria is a sparkling young socialite and a rare beauty. Armed with an incisive wit, she's at once level and reckless.Patch's impassioned marriage to Gloria is fueled by alcohol and consumed by greed. The dazzling couple race through a series of alcohol-induced fiascoes -- first in hilarity, and later in despair. The Beautiful and Damned is a piercing and tragic depiction of New York nightlife, reckless ambition, squandered talent, and the faux aristocracy of the nouveaux riches. Published in 1922 on the heels of Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise, it gives evidence to the sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism of one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century
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DLC
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1896-1940
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Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
CPB Box no. 963 vol. 4
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
7.7
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1896-1940
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  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
Series statement
Scribner classics
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Domestic fiction
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Upper class
  • Married people
Target audience
adult
Label
The beautiful and damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780451526649
Lccn
98809520
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG620020
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG620020
Label
The beautiful and damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publication
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780451526649
Lccn
98809520
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG620020
  • (FIPpSEB)IBG620020
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