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The Beautiful and Damned

Introduction by Geoff Dyer

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"We know the old adage about judging books by their covers, but how could you not when the covers are as lovely as these?"
-"Vogue" (U.K.)
The jacket design by Coralie Bickford-Smith reflects the elegance and glamour of the Art Deco period paired with the modern aesthetic of mechanical repetition. Each jacket comes with a detachable bookmark.
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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"Full of precisely observed life." - Arthur Mizener
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F. Scott Fizgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work). Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 04.11.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-119407-3
Reihe Penguin F Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 206/136/34 mm
Gewicht 520
Verkaufsrang 5.446
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