The beautiful and damned /

Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940.

The beautiful and damned / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited with an introduction and notes by Alan Margolies. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1998. - 1 online resource (xxxvi, 359 pages) - Oxford world's classics . - Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press) .

Includes bibliographical references (pages xxviii-xxxi) and index.

Cover; Contents; Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of F. Scott Fitzgerald; THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED; Explanatory Notes.

T̀he 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, àn abiding distrust, an animosity, toward the leisure class - not the conviction of a revolutionist.

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1918-1932


Inheritance and succession--Fiction.
Married people--Fiction.
Socialites--Fiction.
Alcoholics--Fiction.
Young men--Fiction.
FICTION--General.
Alcoholics.
Inheritance and succession.
Married people.
Social conditions.
Socialites.
Young men.


New York (N.Y.)--Fiction.
United States--Social conditions--1918-1932--Fiction.
New York (State)--New York.
United States.


Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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