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The Beautiful and Damned Audiobook

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Set in the heady Jazz Age of New York, The Beautiful and Damned chronicles the relationship between Anthony Patch, a Harvard-educated aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful trophy wife, Gloria, as they wait to inherit his grandfather’s fortune. Anticipating easy millions, they embrace the glittering, hedonistic lifestyle of the pretentious nouveaux riches but find that they are living a dream that is all too fleeting.

A devastating satire of reckless ambition and squandered talent, Fitzgerald’s novel is also a shattering portrait of a marriage wasted by alcohol and wealth. It depicts an America embarked on the greatest spree in its history, a world Fitzgerald embraced even as he attacked its false social values and shallow literary tastes. Lyrical, romantic, yet cruelly incisive, it signaled a new stage in Fitzgerald’s career.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Jazz Age chronicler’s first great novel.”

    Times (London)

  • “No one has written more elegiacally about America than F. Scott Fitzgerald.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “If Francis Scott Fitzgerald had not existed, it would have been necessary to invent him.”

    Sunday Times (London)

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Laura | 5/11/2011

    " I LOVE Fitzgerald's writing style...every word of it seems so beautiful. The story dragged and seemed a bit pointless at times. I got really interested about 100 pages in...and then it slowed down again. Still, worth it for Fitzgerald's style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Holly | 5/3/2011

    " No likable or redeemable characters at all "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Shelley | 4/23/2011

    " I'm not a fan of pre-War American social commentaries, and I found this one exceptionally tedious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Lindsey | 4/21/2011

    " This might be my favorite book. "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.