The Beautiful and Damned Author:F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, first published in 1922. It chronicles the relationship of Anthony Patch, Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful wife, Gloria, as they await to inherit his grandfather's fortune. A devastating satire of the nouveaux riches and New York's nightlife of reckless ambition and squandered... more » talent, it is also a shattering portrait of a marriage fueled by alcohol and wasted by wealth.« less
I found this book to be dreary and depressing. First of all, the lifestyle of sloth and alcohol is so wasteful in my opinion. Also, I really did not like the characters of Gloria and Anthony. To me, they were not like other strong characters with tragic flaws. I need to read The Great Gatsby again as this book as left me wanting for better Fitzgerald.