The Beautiful and Damned was Fitzgerald's second novel, published in 1922. Anthony Patch is a socialite, heir to a tycoon's fortune, and an Army veteran, trying to make sense of his relationship with Gloria, his wife, while trying to manage alcoholism. It's an interesting look into how the Jazz Age swept across class and racial lines, introducing the Cafe Society. [Illustration by William Ely Hill, first edition cover resembling likenesses of Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, 1922.]
Book I - Chapter I - Anthony Patch
Book I - Chapter II - Portrait of the Siren
Book I - Chapter III - The Connoisseur of Kisses
Book II - Chapter I - The Radiant Hour
Book II - Chapter II - Symposium
Book II - Chapter III - The Broken Lute
Book III - Chapter I - A Matter of Civilization
Book III - Chapter II - A Matter of Aesthetics
Book III - Chapter III - No Matter!
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