The Beautiful and Damned

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Beautiful and Damned tells the story of Anthony Patch, a 1910s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune, and his courtship and relationship with his wife Gloria Gilbert. It describes his brief service in the Army during World War I, and the couple's post-war partying life in New York, and his later alcoholism. The novel explores and portrays New York café society and the American Eastern elite during the Jazz Age before and after "the Great War" and in the early 1920s.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), an iconic figure in American literature, is widely regarded as the chronicler of the Jazz Age, his work embodying the decadence and disillusionment of the 1920s. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Fitzgerald attended Princeton University but left to join the Army during World War I. Despite his early departure from university, Fitzgerald published his first novel, 'This Side of Paradise' (1920), to critical acclaim, establishing his literary career. His novel 'The Beautiful and Damned' (1922) is a brilliant depiction of the hedonistic and destructive lives of the American elite post-World War I, offering a poignant commentary on the era's moral decay. Fitzgerald's elegant prose and keen social insight is exemplified in his complex characterizations and vivid descriptions. Although his most famous work, 'The Great Gatsby' (1925), is perhaps the most profound exploration of the American dream, all of Fitzgerald's works capture the spirit of an era and its preoccupation with wealth, success, and the pursuit of happiness. His literary style, characterized by lyrical writing and sharp social critique, has cemented his reputation as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. Tragically, his genius was accompanied by personal struggles, including financial difficulties and his wife Zelda's mental illness. Fitzgerald's later years were marked by a decline in popularity, but posthumous recognition has secured his place in the American literary canon.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 307 Pages

Filesize: 528.7 KB

ISBN: 8596547006404