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The Beautiful and the Damned (Unabridged)
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Narrator: William Dufris
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: June 2002
Audio Length: 13 hours
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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. "Dufris' reading reflects the sophistry of aristocracy that Fitzgerald both hated and desired." —Booklist

About the Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you're looking for a great Classics audio book, then you've come to the right place. F. Scott Fitzgerald is a preferred author of Classics, Fiction and Drama & Poetry books, including our bestselling audio books The Great Gatsby, Short Stories: The Vintage Collection and This Side of Paradise, read by the popular narrators Anthony Heald, Brian D'eon and Derek Jacobi. Of all 46 audiobooks in our collection of audio books from F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Original Staging version of The Last Tycoon is the most recent title to be added to our site. The first book added to our catalog in 2000 was Flappers and Philosophers, an instant classic from this author. Combined, all 46 audiobooks in our catalog provide over 249 hours of stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald. Born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, readers will certainly enjoy audio books from this one-of-a-kind Classics author. To find other books you may enjoy, visit F. Scott Fitzgerald's page on F. Scott Fitzgerald audiobooks.

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