The Beautiful and Damned

1954 edition of F Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Era novel


F Scott Fitzgerald


The Grey Walls Press, London, 1954
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Printing Details

Second edition, second printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 447pp

Fitzgerald’s rich and detailed novel of the decadent Jazz Era follows the beautiful and vibrant Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria as they navigate the heady lifestyle of the young and wealthy in 1920s New York. Patch is the presumptive heir to his grandfather’s fortune, and keeps his equally spoiled wife in comfort while biding time until his grandfather’s death. Patch is unable to hold down any kind of job and spends his days in luxury, indulging in whatever pleasures are available. But as the money begins to fail, so does their marriage. Patch’s gradual descent into alcoholism, depression and alienation from his marriage ultimately lead to his ruin. Fitzgerald’s novel is a remorseless exploration of the horrors of an age of excess and lost innocence.


The book is in good condition, with light tanning to the pages and a neat previous owner's name to the ffep. The dustwrapper is tanned to the spine, a little faded in places and chipped with small areas of loss to the edges. However, it has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.

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