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Beautiful and Damned

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ISBN-10: 0192832646

ISBN-13: 9780192832641

Edition: 1998

Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alan Margolies

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`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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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 2.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for his short stories and novels, but his many contributions to American literature also include plays, poetry, music, and letters. He is now highly regarded as an American writer. Ernest Hemingway, who was greatly influenced by Fitzgerald's short stories, wrote that Fitzgerald's talent was "as fine as the dust on a butterfly's wing." Yet during…    

Alan Margolies is Professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY.

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