The Beautiful and Damned Paperback
Edited by Alan Margolies
Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
'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'.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 26/03/2009
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780199539109