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  • Title: The Beautiful and Damned
  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • ISBN: 9780743451505
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1922, The Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald s impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists Embellished with the author s lyrical prose, here is the story of Harvard educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria As they await the inheritance of his graFirst published in 1922, The Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald s impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists Embellished with the author s lyrical prose, here is the story of Harvard educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria As they await the inheritance of his grandfather s fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and avarice A devastating look at the nouveau riche and New York nightlife, as well as the ruinous effects of wild ambition, The Beautiful and the Damned achieved stature as one of Fitzgerald s most accomplished novels Its distinction as a classic endures to this day Pocket Book s Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader Special features include critical perspectives, suggestions for further read, and a unique visual essay composed of period photographs that help bring every word to life.
    The Beautiful and Damned First published in The Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald s impeccable debut This Side of Paradise thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists Embellished wi

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    1. A deeply flawed book A good amount of editing would ve greatly improved this book However, Fitzgerald was coming off his huge success with This Side of Paradise , so the publisher allowed him to publish this very uneven piece of work This was the final Fitzgerald novel that I have read, and by far the worst.Yes, Fitzgerald writes beautiful prose Eloquence for its own sake doesn t make a novel Indulgent eloquence, uneven pacing, unsympathetic characters, a generally poor plot, and a terrible endi [...]

    2. I can t think of any writer other F Scott Fitzgerald that has had such of a yo yo effect on me I thought Gatsby was the real deal, This Side of Paradise I gave up on, some of his short stories left a big impression on me, whereas, Tender Is the Night felt like a bit of a mess I put this down to his personal life, which wasn t exactly plain sailing The Beautiful and Damned sits comfortably in between this lot, lounged in the Ritz carlton to be precise With a cigarette in one hand, and a cocktail [...]

    3. Fitzgerald wasn t joking with that title These people were completely screwed from the moment they hit the page, and it was fascinating to watch it all disintegrate As I mentioned in the review I just finished for Tender is the Night, I found Anthony and Gloria to be some of the unsympathetic characters I ve encountered lately They are both vain and shallow and utterly useless people in terms of anything practical I can t imagine being friends with these people This book worked for me primarily [...]

    4. The Beautiful and Damned is the perfect title for this novel, as well as for the author s life with his wife Zelda This is Fitzgerald s second novel, and he had become wealthy and famous His protagonist and his wife Anthony and Gloria Patch move in a circle of rich, hard drinking sybarites, who seem to move glibly from party to party On the first edition dust jacket, Anthony and Gloria are painted as Scott Zelda Anthony doesn t want to work After graduating from Harvard, he wanders around Europe [...]

    5. This book was heavy I read it in a couple days, but it s so emotionally and mentally exhausting it was just painful most of the time Fitzgerald almost viciously pulls the rug out any time there s a slight chance of things getting better for Gloria and Anthony who, rather than confronting their flaws and getting their shit together, seem to alternate between wallowing and reveling in their self destructive boredom and self pity It s a study in absolute misery It reminded me than a little of Dick [...]

    6. I know I said I wouldn t bother writing a review for this piece of trash but I couldn t resist to compile some of Scottie s greatest hits just to give context for my dislike of this novel Some of the lovely descriptions from men about our main protagonist Gloria Gloria s darn nice not a brain in her head A sense of responsibility would spoil her She s too pretty She s so utterly stupid Remarkable that a person Gloria can comprehend so little and yet live in such a complex civilization A woman li [...]

    7. I ll Be DamnedHow could the same F Scott Fitzgerald who composed such a brilliant novel in The Great Gatsby have preceded it with such a lifeless moral tale A bantam cock and his haughty hussy, Anthony and Gloria Patch, squander their days for than a decade of their lives anticipating an inheritance of a large part of the estate of Anthony s grandfather, a Rockefeller type magnate, who excludes them from his Last Will and Testament because of their debauched style of living It s just hard to be [...]

    8. I went to my friend s room to discuss about songs and movies and there my eyes caught its glimpse It s cover and title were eye pleasing that I immediately wanted to finish it up This was the very thing I wanted at that time And This Book found Me The story revolves around a couple Anthony Patch and Gloria Gilbert and their friends and is about how their marriage and everything around them falls into abyss because of their idleness and recklessness The story told me how much it is really importa [...]

    9. I found this book fascinating and also really problematic Fitzgerald s class prejudices and racism are on parade, and it s a horrifying parade It s much less censored than in Gatsby , and in that sense it s interesting Fitzgerald surveys and mocks different types, social and racial, and in that catalog we glimpse what moves and terrifies his kind So when his hero and heroine start to come apart, we understand that it s bigger than Anthony s alcoholism or Gloria s spending there is something ro [...]

    10. What is special about this novel is the author s ability to make the most despicable of characters interesting The reader is jogged into another world There are two central characters Anthony and Gloria I never came close to feeling even the slightest pinch of empathy for either Their values are opposite to my own I sat and watched, fixated, glued to the end, but not for a second thinking that either my views or theirs would change It is like watching a train crash.So why did I watch I watched b [...]

    11. Anthony is young, lazy, handsome, and bored with the world He spends his days having meals with his companions, Maury and Richard, and participating in the art of doing nothing When Richard introduces Anthony to his cousin Gloria, the world is suddenly a bit less boring Gloria is beautiful, with childish features and, like Anthony, bored easily But Anthony is the first man in a long string of dull romances that she does not tire of The two marry and are at the height of their lives.But Anthony a [...]

    12. Mi domando se Fitzgerald scrivendo Belli e Dannati non stesse delineando con largo anticipo il crollo della sua esistenza Mi domando se Fitzgerald, guardandosi allo specchio, non vedesse riflesso lo sguardo sanguinante di Anthony Patch Mi domando se, rileggendo le parti dedicate alle descrizioni di Gloria, non riscoprisse ogni volta tutto quello che amava e odiava di Zelda.Se dovessimo rispondere a questi quesiti basandoci sul flusso incalzante, perfetto, naturale della scrittura e sull evidente [...]

    13. Fitzgerald left me gasping for breath, depressed at the end of the novel The demise of Gloria and Anthony Patch and their ill fated relationship incredibly drawn out But the intricacies of each character is highly developed I thought I was actually friends with these characters It s an excellent read though it s not the most action packed I loved the dense descriptives, and the way he portrays Gloria s vanity Beauty is only to be admired, only to be loved to be harvested carefully and then flung [...]

    14. I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby so I was looking forward to this, being especially lured in by the fabulous title Sadly, this turned out to be the only good thing about the book as it turns out that reading about bored, boring people tooling about being bored is incredibly boring So boring, in fact, that I ve even bored myself writing this, so I won t bother with any .

    15. It s easy to dismiss this book as one of Fitzgerald s lesser novels, but it s actually a gem and I like it much than The Great Gatsby This follows the lives of two characters as they come together in a time filled with drinking and dancing, and fall apart when vanity and alcoholism take over in later years The story is extremely descriptive written with meticulous attention to detail, and often moves between being manic brilliant and exciting, to being depressive with illustrations of chaos and [...]

    16. F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby is a novel Im sure everyone is familiar with from high school, and in my case was the only book I ever picked up from the author until I came across The Beautiful and Damned Unlike other books that were recommended by friends and acquaintances, reading Fitzgerald s second novel derived from my curiosity for a rarely mentioned era of American history one encompassing the age of wild jazz, speakeasies, and the notorious flappers As an author, Fitzgerald is mos [...]

    17. As you may know, Reader, I struggled to get through George Eliot s masterpiece cue massive eyeroll Middlemarch Refer to my review for a detailed explanation, or just read the next sentence of this one It was boring, basically There isn t really a plot, it s just a description of some people going about their daily lives with nothing very dramatic ever happening The same can be said of the plot term is used loosely here of The Beautiful and Damned rich people are miserable, make poor marriage and [...]

    18. In questa calamit furono come due pesciolini rossi in una boccia dalla quale fosse stata tolta tutta l acqua non riuscivano neanche a nuotare l uno verso l altro Non posso dire ed bene precisarlo nella prima riga che questo romanzo si sia fatto leggere con grande simpatia E non colpa di Fitzgerald n , tanto meno, della sua penna La colpa sta, semmai, nell esser riuscito a comunicare in pieno il suo messaggio un messaggio di decadenza, di sfacelo morale che lascia il lettore fiaccato e insoddisfa [...]

    19. I ve always looked on criticism as a sort of envious tribute Gloria PatchThe Dandy, Anthony Patch, falls in love with the most sought out girl the beautiful and aloof Gloria They marry and become the it couple everyone wants to be with Their nights are full of champagne and parties, and the days are spent in idleness, waiting for the next party to fill the void Anthony s inheritance is endangered because of their wildness What now They can t imagine a life without luxury Nor is Anthony capable o [...]

    20. Aside from the Great Gatsby this is the only other novel I ve read by F Scott Fitzgerald Years ago when living on a small Caribbean island, with limited things to do, I read a large collection of books that I had had the foresight to bring with me it got dark at 6pm every evening after which it wasn t safe to leave my apartment One book was a collection of Fitzgerald s short stories and I enjoyed them immensely This book I also enjoyed.The Beautiful and the Damned starts like most of his short s [...]

    21. Fitzgerald projected himself into his novels as protagonist, probably than any other author I have read And he usually dragged his wife and a few friends onto the pages with him In The Beautiful and Dammed, his second novel, we meet Anthony and Gloria, two of the most miserable and unhappy characters you ve ever met Actually, they are very much like the characters in all of Fitzgerald s novels They are young, beautiful, rich on some level, and they have absolutely nothing to do except drink and [...]

    22. Being bulky compared to Scott s other gems, may arouse faint hopes of an epic The Beautiful and the Damned isn t quite that, but it does plumb the entrails of a relationship The novel isn t about seltzer and sernades, nor invitations and the celebrity pages It is about the sweet insomnia of expectations and the early chafing where discord gulps heavily FSF gnaws within these pages This isn t Homeric like Tender Is The Night This is a novel of tingles and unexplained bruises It is worth most peop [...]

    23. Iniziamo con il dire che Belli e dannati non affatto un libro scorrevole, in quanto in alcuni punti, prolisso e ripetitivo, anche a causa del fatto che una storia statica, in cui sono pochi i colpi di scena Belli e dannati il resoconto, la storia di due personaggi, quali Anthony Patch e Gloria Gilbert, nei quali si possono intravedere le figure di Francis Scott Fitzgerald e della moglie, Zelda Belli e dannati il crollo delle illusioni, della mancanza di significato della vita, della bellezza eff [...]

    24. HmmmAnthony and Gloria How do you describe Anthony and Gloria So far Anthony and Gloria are two of the most vile characters that aren t criminals or evil that I ve ever read They re entitled Classist Wasteful Narcissistic Greedy Anthony s a weak alcoholic and Gloria is vainer than Snow White s stepmother.The story starts out with Anthony graduating from college, the assumed heir to his grandfather s seventy five million He s dreamy, likes to wax philosophic, party, but can t figure out what he w [...]

    25. Free download available at eBooks Adelaide.Splendid book Page 2 In this state he considered that he would one day accomplish some quiet subtle thing that the elect would deem worthy and, passing on, would join the dimmer stars in a nebulous, indeterminate heaven half way between death and immortality.Page 20 A classic, suggested Anthony, is a successful book that has survived the reaction of the next period or generation Then it s safe, like a style in architecture or furniture It s acquired a p [...]

    26. I still think that Fitzgerald is one of the most fantastic writers of the 20th century His books are romantic and introspective in a way that has been almost completely lost to the contemporary moment He writes of two people in this book who are almost synonymous with the age they lived in whose story is summed up in the title in a way that is not revealed to the reader until the book s end The Beautiful and the Damned, a metaphor for the US in the 20s and 30s a culture at its highest, dropped t [...]

    27. I love Fitzgerald I will always love Fitzgerald Just not this particular Fitzgerald That Much, anyway Aside from occasional genius of word twisting beauty, I feel like this is just This Side of Paradise having its existential midlife crisis and hacking up an alcohol soaked furball of a marriage plot Short form Fitz and I need to make a date for a hot and heavy quickie.

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