The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: 1922
The Beautiful and Damned Synopsis
The Beautiful and Damned is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in 1922 by Scribners and was Fitzgerald's second novel.
The Beautiful and Damned follows the story of Anthony Patch, an heir to a vast fortune, and his beautiful wife, Gloria Gilbert, as they descend into debauchery, excess, and, ultimately, self-destruction. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony is the only living heir of the highly wealthy Adam J. Patch. With such a large trust fund that can provide him for a lifetime, it is no wonder that Anthony feels invincible. Anthony lives a luscious lifestyle and often hangs out with his fellow Harvard alumnus Richard "Dick" Caramel and Maury Noble. One day, Richard introduces Anthony to his cousin, Gloria. Falling for Gloria's charm Anthony starts courting her. Though the road is rocky, Anthony and Gloria eventually get married.
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In 1913, when Anthony Patch was twenty-five, two years were already gone since irony, the Holy Ghost of this later day, had, theoretically at least, descended upon him. Irony was the final polish of the shoe, the ultimate dab of the clothes-brush, a sort of intellectual "There!"—yet at the brink of this story he has as yet gone no further than the conscious stage.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of American literature's most renowned and beloved authors and part of the lost generation. Born in St Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, Fitzgerald went to Princeton but later dropped out. He wrote novels that helped articulate the changing values of a generation at a time when traditional social mores were being challenged by modernism. A lot of the stories are based on Fitzgerald's own experience. His works often explored themes such as materialism, decadence, and idealized love, with characters who embodied the glamour and excesses of the Jazz Age. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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