The Beautiful and Damned

April 26, 2009|
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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`The victor belongs to the spoils.'' Fitzgerald''s ironic epigraph to The Beautiful and Damned exemplifies his attitude toward the young rootless post-World War One generation who believed life to be meaningless and who pursued wealth despite its corrosive effect. Gloria and Anthony Patch party until money runs out; then their goal becomes Adam Patch''s fortune. Gloria''s beauty fades and Anthony''s drinking takes its horrible toll. Fitzgerald here once again displays a wariness of the upper classes, `an abiding distrust, an animosity, toward the leisure class - not the conviction of a revolutionist but the smouldering hatred of a peasant''.
Alan Margolies is Professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY.
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Title:The Beautiful and Damned
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 7.72 X 5.08 X 0.67 in
Published:April 26, 2009
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780199539109

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