Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Beautiful and Damned
F Scott Fitzgerald


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.

This is a sumptuous new hardback edition to mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald’s death.

Hardback, 384pp
Penguin Books, 2010 (1922)
ISBN 9780141194073