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The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, January 19, 2012


This is my report on "The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

This is an early novel (1922) by Fitzgerald. It is about a young man who gets married and is waiting impatiently for his Grandfather to die so he can inherit an incredible amount of money.
Anthony Patch graduates from Harvard and then doesn't want to work.
He and his young wife live on his limited income from bonds.
They party and have a great time even when Prohibition becomes law.
The book is a little slow until Anthony is drafted during WW1.
He spends his time in the States.
Anthony gets in trouble trying to support a young woman, he met on a pass.eanwhile his wife is faithful back home in New York.

When Anthony's Grandfther dies, the will disinherits Anthony because of his high living and his Grandfather being a Prohibitionist.
Anthony becomes more of a falling down drunkard as the couple keep spending their bonds to support their high life style and eventually become poor.
This book is aprapo today with people living beyond their means and hoping to win the lottery.
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  • SMOKY_TEA
    I think a person can/should put anything he/she likes in a personal blog. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on early Fitzgerald. I think it's time for me to reread it. "The Great Gatsby" is one of my favorite novels of all time.

    I hope I am around for its centenary!

    Thank you for this refreshing blog entry.
    3328 days ago
  • BILL60
    ?????? Is this really the right forum for a book report?
    3370 days ago
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