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The Beautiful and Damned [Annotated] (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

F Scott Fitzgerald
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From Library Journal

Much of Scott's work is going public domain, and reprints are coming fast and furious. Besides "Diamond," this contains other gems, e.g., "The Ice Palace" and "Bernice Bobs Her Hair." Penguin has also released an $8.95 edition of The Beautiful and the Damned (ISBN 0-14-118087-0).
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.


“Full of precisely observed life.” —Arthur Mizener


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 702 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 400 Seiten
  • Gleichzeitige Verwendung von Geräten: Keine Einschränkung
  • Verlag: Green Light (18. Januar 2011)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004JU0K5W
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Nicht aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.4 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (18 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #74.819 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen VERY TOUCHING, VERY WELL DONE 13. Juli 2007
"It is seven thirty on an August evening. The windows in the living room of the gray house are wide open patiently exchanging the tainted inner atmosphere of liquor and smoke for the fresh drowsiness of the late hot dusk. There are dying flower scents upon the air, so thin, so fragile, as to hint already of a summer laid away in time."

This is the story of a young couple Anthony and Gloria Patch living out their days to the hilt in New York City as they await the death of Anthony's grandfather, Adam Patch from whom they expect to inherit his massive fortune.

Gloria is a spoilt child from Kansas City turned into a sophisticated and most beautiful woman. Gloria does not intend to lift a finger to do any domestic work in the home, no matter how slight; while Anthony who considers himself an aesthete, finds it quite hard to get his act together and instead of buckling down to some work, prefers instead to hang with his wife and their friends on nightly binges. They drink and eat in the classiest restaurants and hotels, rent the most expensive apartments, travel out to the West in the spring time driving plush cars, wearing top-of-the-line clothing and just generally living it up high on the hog, as they wait.

Meet Maury Noble who is Anthony best friend who spends his time between New York and Philadelphia; Richard Caramel who has just completed writing a book and looking for new ideas for a second one. Joseph Bloeckman from Munich who started out small in America and is now a big shot in Show Biz. Also the quiet Jewess Rachael Barnes and Muriel Kane who is young, flirtatious and sometimes a bit too talkative and Tana the Japanese housekeeper of the Patches.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen When life takes a turn 13. Oktober 1998
Von Ein Kunde
Fittingly, this was the last of Fitzgerald's novels that I read. And I apparently saved the best for last. In this enrapturing portrayl of young lovers who are attracted by their differences in the beggining yet destroyed by their similarities in the end (the need of wealth). I find this perhaps one of Fitzgerald's finest literary achievements. He has it all working for him in this novel, his character development is excellent, I feel as though I could recognize Anthony or Gloria on the street if they were to saunter my way. Fitzgerald truly breaks his own mold on this terrific literary achievement. He not only tells a wonderful story of two young lovers but he also parallels it with a very strong supporting cast of characters to Anthony and Gloria. Much can be understood of the lead characters by reading into the supporting characters, focus on Anthhony's grandfather for example. The rosy picture which is so commonly printed by the media of the rich has never been so wonderfully redone with vibrant color as Fitzgerald waves his "paint brush" through all the old misconceptions of the rich and into something truly brilliant: Real life. Fitzgerald was indeed touched with brilliance, and never has it ever been more evident than in his wonderful novel :The Beautiful and Damned." An absolute must read.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Overly moralistic, but a compelling plot 8. Mai 2000
Von Ein Kunde
F. Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite author, to get my bias out in the open. I have read all four of his novels and many of his short stories, and while this is not his best novel technically, I believe the plot and characters are perhaps more interesting than in some of his other novels. As with his other novels, it draws intensly on Fitzgerald's own life, foreshadowing his problems with Zelda, drinking, and a lack of money. The story of a beautiful young couple ruined by their greed and ambition is very compelling, and the scene where Anthony's grandfather, the Prohibition advocate catches the couple on a "binge" and disinherits them is very dramatic and interesting. By the end of the novel, the couple does retrieve their monetary wealth, but they have already lost their beauty and youth, which is in the end more important than money to Fitzgerald. The story is very moralistic, and perhaps even preachy, but if you are interested in tales of the "leisure class" as I am, you definitely should read this novel.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Not Among His Better Efforts 21. April 2000
Von Ein Kunde
As a fan of Fitzgerald's writing, I was truly disappointed bythis book. Verbose and somewhat boring early on in the text, the bookhas none of the best qualities of his better works. His tendency to write the elegant sentence is taken too far too often in this text, having the effect of a continual stream of unnecessary adjectives normally associated with writers below his caliber. The work also seems thrown together, with pieces of stage script and overly-sentimental poetry splashed among the pages. I can't help but think, with respect to how unpolished the product was, that he had an idea and a deadline and the deadline won. Better books to read by Fitzgerald are The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and even the unfinished The Love of the Last Tycoon. His collected short stories also offer enjoyable reading. I realize I am at odds here, but I cannot recommend this book.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen the golden age revisited 12. April 2000
Von "gcfuss"
fitzerald once again entertains us with the same basic plot but with different characters. it's amazing that an author can continually draw the reader into a story that sounds vaguely familiar with characters that have similar weaknesses. his magic is in bringing that golden era to the present. it's like reading an autobiography of the author himself. the emotions, the enjoy life at all costs attitude, the failures and successes. it's all there as in his other works. in his day some of fitzeralds works where met with minimal praise. we love him more today because he is one of the only authors that have described that era so intricately.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen toller Autor, tolles Buch
toller Autor, tolles Buch, sehr empfehlenswert für alle die gerne englische Bücher lesen, einfach geschrieben, gute Ware, schneller Versand, Produkt in Ordnung,
Vor 9 Monaten von Birgit Bergthaler veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Much more personal than 'The Great Gatsby'
A magnificent journey through the early 1920s. While following anti-hero Anthony and golden girl Gloria one takes a deep glance into the time and for everyone who wants to be... Lesen Sie weiter...
Vor 9 Monaten von Lea veröffentlicht
3.0 von 5 Sternen soap opera 1920s style
Fitzgerald is an excellent writer. I would need a couple of thesauruses handy to do what he does with the written word. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 8. Oktober 1999 von Andy Geise (
5.0 von 5 Sternen Outstanding!
I believe this to be Fitzgerald's second best novel, behind "The Great Gatsby" It took me just a few days to read because it was so captivating. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 24. September 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Another great
This is perhaps Fitzgerlad's most touching and beautiful work. He is one of the very few novelist who has the ability to draw the reader in and make him feel the story personaly. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 26. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen How does he do it?
Hmmm, just finished The Beautiful and the Damned and was sad to do so. It is the last of His novels for me - until I reread them ofcourse. Yes, F. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 1. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen wonderful wonderful
how trite of me to review F. Scott Fitzgerald but i just had to have my say - this book is so wonderful, and the irony involved at the end is so satisfying and yet disturbing.... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 30. November 1998 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen A Lost Jewel
i enjoyed this book much more than The Great Gatsby. I true masterpiece and a must-read for all thinking young people.
Am 25. November 1998 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen His Best Roaring 20's Novel
By no means his best novel (as others here suggest) but highly underrated. Often one hears of Great Gatsby as his best, Tender is the Night as his labored over lost classic, This... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 3. November 1998 veröffentlicht
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