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The Beautiful And Damned

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald; Ruth Prigozy; Jay Parini
Publisher: New York : Signet, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction by Hortense Calisher Commentary by Edmund Wilson, Henry Seidel Canby, and Arthur Mizener Fitzgerald's second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their spectacular spiral into tragedy. Published on the heels of This Side of Paradise, the story of the Harvard-educated aesthete Anthony Patch and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Scott Fitzgerald; Ruth Prigozy; Jay Parini
ISBN: 9780698196681 0698196686
OCLC Number: 946536464
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed September 08, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Parini and Prigozy, Ruth.

Abstract:

Introduction by Hortense Calisher Commentary by Edmund Wilson, Henry Seidel Canby, and Arthur Mizener Fitzgerald's second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their spectacular spiral into tragedy. Published on the heels of This Side of Paradise, the story of the Harvard-educated aesthete Anthony Patch and his willful wife, Gloria, is propelled by Fitzgerald's intense romantic imagination and demonstrates an increased technical and emotional maturity. The Beautiful and Damned is at once a gripping morality tale, a rueful meditation on love, marriage, and money, and an acute social document. As Hortense Calisher observes in her Introduction, "Though Fitzgerald can entrance with stories so joyfully youthful they appear to be safe-when he cuts himself, you will bleed." Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.

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