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Written by F. Scott FitzgeraldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Introduction by Hortense CalisherAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Hortense Calisher

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 12, 2002
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75964-2 (0-375-75964-6)
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Fitzgerald’s second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their spectacular spiral into tragedy. Published on the heels of This Side of Paradise, the story of the Harvard-educated aesthete Anthony Patch and his willful wife, Gloria, is propelled by Fitzgerald’s intense romantic imagination and demonstrates an increased technical and emotional maturity. The Beautiful and Damned is at once a gripping morality tale, a rueful meditation on love, marriage, and money, and an acute social document. As Hortense Calisher observes in her Introduction, “Though Fitzgerald can entrance with stories so joyfully youthful they appear to be safe—when he cuts himself, you will bleed.”