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F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned

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Exploring the decadence of Jazz Age New York through a fictionalised version of his own marriage to Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Beautiful and the Damned" includes an introduction by Geoff Dyer in "Penguin Modern Classics". Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour.

A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth.

But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria must face reality; they may be beautiful - but they are also damned

 

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