These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death. Anthony and Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth. But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria must grow up and face reality; they may be beautiful but they are also damned.
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This edition includes a detailed account of the composition of the novel, a textual apparatus, a chronology of composition, and, uniquely, three versions of the ending. Explanatory notes situate The Beautiful and Damned in its times and deepen the reader's understanding of Fitzgerald's sources for the novel.From the Inside Flap:
Following the great critical and financial success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Beautiful and the Damned in 1922. An immediate success upon its first publication, Fitzgerald's second novel is a dazzling portrait of love and life among the beautiful people. Through the story of two newlyweds, Anthony Patch of New York and Gloria Gilbert of Kansas City, Fitzgerald flawlessly captures the heady atmosphere and jaded values of the Jazz Age. Patch, expecting to become the sole heir to his grandfather's millions, embraces a life of endless parties and intellectual pretensions. In Gloria, he finds an exquisite ornament and a passionate lover. The couple whirls through days that mirror Fitzgerald's own--a fast life amid a smart set for which there is never enough cash. Beginning with wit and clever repartee, The Beautiful and the Damned quickly becomes a scathing chronicle of a dying marriage and a hedonistic society where beauty is all too fleeting. Through the character of Richard Caramel, a successful hack writer whose talent fails as he prospers, Fitzgerald caricatures himself. But today's readers will find an even more poignant self-portrait of Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda in Anthony and Gloria, a couple whose days of wine and roses fade quickly toward a tragic end.
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Book Description Scribner, 1920. Book Condition: Fair. 0th Edition. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83980346
Book Description Scribner, 1920. Book Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83196137
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. 1973-01-01. Charles Scribner's Sons. . Hardcover. Book: GOOD. 449pp. . Bookseller Inventory # 1613614
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. 1973-01-01. Charles Scribner's Sons. . Hardcover. Book: GOOD. 449pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1613614
Book Description Scribner, 1920. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Very Good in Good unclipped dust jacket. Gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000361851
Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first state. (States "Published March 1922" on copyright page with no Scribner's colophon.)449 p. Dark greenish blue cloth with blindstamped front cover, gilt-lettered spine. Very Good condition. No jacket. Exposed tips, small bit of fraying at head, and rubbing along bottom edge. Name and date written on ffep in pen. Binding a bit shaken. Dedication page improperly cut during production with small marginal tear. A nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 160121002