✕. about · read · complete · download · ePub · Kindle. The Beautiful and Damned. F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in This web edition published by. Show me Free eBooks! Books in Project Gutenberg · 20th century · Alcoholics -- Fiction · Domestic fiction · Fiction · GITenberg · Inheritance and succession 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.
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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Book Cover. Book: The Beautiful and Damned. The Beautiful and Damned is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It tells the story of a Harvard-educated, aspiring man, Anthony Patch, and his beautiful wife Gloria. Download The Beautiful And Damned free in PDF & EPUB format. Download F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful And Damned for your kindle.
The Beautiful and Damned is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It tells the story of a Harvard-educated, aspiring man, Anthony Patch, and his beautiful wife Gloria. As they await the inheritance of his grandfather's fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and greed. A devastating look at the nouveau riche and New York nightlife of the roaring 20's. Scott Fitzgerald.
Are our girls really like that? It is a dark and depressing story of the American aristocracy and nouveau-riche. The author writes a scathing commentary on society life and his tone is cynical and critical of nearly every character he introduces us to.
There is nothing redeeming about our two selfish and shallow protagonists, Anthony and Gloria. Gloria is trading on her beauty and Anthony on his promised inheritance. I felt no sympathy for these two, who find themselves in dire straits due mostly to their hedonism and stupidity.
Both are pathetic. While there are very many well written passages, some parts of the novel seemed over long.
The story did keep me guessing as it unfolded, but I anticipated a bad end to this well-matched couple: Fitzgerald thoroughly convinced me there was nothing glamorous about the endless partying, resulting alcoholism and broken, useless lives of the Beautiful and Damned.
While he achieved limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He finished four novels: A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also authored four collections of short stories, as well as short stories in magazines during his lifetime. How to download eBooks: Next post: Uncle Vanya: Scenes from Country Life in Four Acts.
This was his healthy state and it made him cheerful, pleasant, and very attractive to intelligent men and to all women.
In this state he considered that he would one day accomplish some quiet subtle thing that the elect would deem worthy and, passing on, would join the dimmer stars in a nebulous, indeterminate heaven half-way between death and immortality.
Until the time came for this effort he would be Anthony Patch — not a portrait of a man but a distinct and dynamic personality, opinionated, contemptuous, functioning from within outward — a man who was aware that there could be no honor and yet had honor, who knew the sophistry of courage and yet was brave. Patch as he would have had from tracing his line over the sea to the crusaders.
This is inevitable; Virginians and Bostonians to the contrary notwithstanding, an aristocracy founded sheerly on money postulates wealth in the particular.
Now Adam J.
He came home from the war a major, charged into Wall Street, and amid much fuss, fume, applause, and ill will he gathered to himself some seventy-five million dollars. This occupied his energies until he was fifty-seven years old.
It was then that he determined, after a severe attack of sclerosis, to consecrate the remainder of his life to the moral regeneration of the world. He became a reformer among reformers. Emulating the magnificent efforts of Anthony Comstock, after whom his grandson was named, he levelled a varied assortment of uppercuts and body-blows at liquor, literature, vice, art, patent medicines, and Sunday theatres.
His mind, under the influence of that insidious mildew which eventually forms on all but the few, gave itself up furiously to every indignation of the age.