The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald audiobook

The Beautiful and Damned

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200101443

  • ISBN: 9798200101436

  • ISBN: 9798200101450

Runtime: 15.12 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, is a savage and haunting satire of the young, rootless postwar generation who live intent only on the pursuit of wealth and decadent pleasure. Anthony Patch is a 1920s socialite and the presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune. His marriage to the beautiful but selfish Gloria is idyllic at first, but the union slowly disintegrates as reality sets in and their sole goal becomes Anthony's grandfather's fortune. Gloria's beauty fades, and Anthony's drinking takes its toll. Charting the corrosive attraction of wealth and malign influence, The Beautiful and Damned is also a vivid portrait of early-twentieth-century New York and the sights and sounds of the city's burgeoning night life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Kirby Heyborne's] understated style ultimately emerges as a perfect match for the callow hero, and he ably conveys the sense of wonder in audiences Fitzgerald surely intended them to feel. Library Journal Audio Review

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Author Bio: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author Bio: F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton, where he was a leader in theatrical and literary activities. He began writing his first novel, This Side of Paradise, while serving in the army. Its publication in 1920 established him as the spokesman for the Jazz Age. His major novels include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 15.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English