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Preview — Hermosos y fitzgera,d by F. Hermosos y malditos by F. First published inThe Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald’s impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists.

Embellished with the author’s lyrical prose, here is the story of Harvard-educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria. As they await the inheritance of his gra First published inThe Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald’s impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists.

As they await the inheritance of his grandfather’s fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and avarice. A devastating look at the nouveau riche and New York nightlife, as well as the ruinous effects of wild fitxgerald, The Beautiful and the Damned achieved stature as one of Fitzgerald’s most accomplished novels.

Its distinction as a classic endures to this day. Pocket Book’s Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. Special features include critical perspectives, suggestions for further read, and a unique visual essay composed of period photographs that help bring every word to life.

Paperbackpages. Published June by DeBolsillo first published Anthony PatchGloria Gilbert.

Csott see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Hermosos y malditosplease sign up. I just started reading The Beautiful and Damned. I really enjoyed the Great Gatsby. I’m not understanding this one line from the book.

It’s on the first page: What does “the Holy Ghost of this later day” mean? Thank you so much! Gilbert Pilz People used to think of the Holy Ghost as inhabiting nearly everything. It’s presence was everywhere and it was moving everything around from within. Do you have to read “This Side of Paradise” to understand this book? Annabelle No they’re two separate books. They are similar in some respects, though. However, reading both allows you to look a little closer at the author and …more No they’re two separate books.

However, reading both allows you to look a little closer at the author and see where the themes and similarities overlap.

See all 4 questions about Hermosos y malditos…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I know I said I wouldn’t bother writing a review for this piece of trash but I couldn’t resist to compile some of Scottie’s ‘greatest hits’ just to give context for my dislike of this novel.

Some of the lovely descriptions from men about our main fitzegrald Gloria: A woman like that …’ Gloria about herself brace yourself since the internalized misogyny is real with that one: And this body of mine — of yours — to have it grow ugly and shapeless? She had no sense of humour, but, to take its place, a happy disposition that made her laugh at the proper times when she was with men.


Her bosom is still a pavement that she offers to the hoofs of many passing stallions, hoping that their iron shoes may strike even a spark of romance in the darkness. This is honestly one of my favorites like what kind of crack was Fitzgerald smoking?

Scottie also had a wilde sense of ‘healthy’ relationships: Then Anthony knew what he wanted — to assert his will against this cool and impervious girl, to obtain with one magnificent effort a mastery that seemed infinitely desirable. However, he constantly propagates the notion that Gloria and later Dot want Anthony to seize the power and control their hremosos and actions.

The emotional manipulation is also quite real with these two.

After Anthony hits his wife at a train station classy, I knowthis happens: Yet in the morning, coming early into her room, he knelt down by her bed and cried like a little boy, as though it was his heart that had been broken. Anthony is also the one cheating in the relationship.

However, when he suspects that Gloria cheated on him as well which she didn’t he gets super aggressive and accusatory and makes her feel like a whore for pleasing men etc. It was truly sickening to read. In general, Fitzgerald portrayed the women in his story as the properties of men, rather feeding than questioning that fucked up trope. Oh, and at one point suicide is used as a form of blackmail and Anthony says some pretty anti-semitic things. I won’t even begin to fully cover the blatant racism in this novel.

It made my skin crawl. The skin colour of a character was only mentioned to showcase that POC were subservient to whites. We encounter ‘a coloured doorman’, ‘a glib Martinique Negro, with an incongruous British accent and a tendency to be surly, whom Anthony detested’ and sidewalks peopled ‘by an intermittent procession of ragged, shuffling, subservient Negroes’.

None of these characters are given a voice speech part in the book. Dot considered working for the Red Cross, Trouble was she had heard that she might have to bathe Negroes in alcohol, and after that she hadn’t felt so patriotic. I hope you burn in hell And when she and Anthony went out to dance, they saw a tragic Negro made yearning, aching music on a saxophone until the garish hall became an enchanted jungle of barbaric rhythms.

Dude was playing the saxophone, so can ya’ll chill.

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In conclusion, the book is way too fucking long and needed some serious editing. Its exploration of themes is hella messy and the story isn’t coherent at all. The ending was such a clusterfuck and made me want to throw the book across the room. I have nothing against narratives featuring unlikeable characters heck, I usually find them fascinating but you somehow have to make me care. The Beautiful and Damned is painfully unnecessary. Nothing happens except rich kids whining about the hardships of life.

Also, where is my award for finishing this piece of trash? View all 25 comments. People who wish to be bored to literal tears. I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby so I was looking forward to this, being especially lured in by the fabulous title. Sadly, this turned out to be the only good thing about the book as it turns out that reading about bored, boring people tooling about being bored is incredibly boring.


So boring, in fact, that I’ve even bored myself writing this, so I won’t bother with any more. View all 3 comments.

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The writing style is, in my opinion terrible and choppy, the characters are boring and interesting and there’s absolutely no plot, or nothing surprising happening in this scotg. However, it has been almost a decade now since I read this atrocity and decided to read another of his work, hoping to understand what makes him such a popular writer among grown American white males and romantic girls.

I fitzgerxld why they like it; on one hand, the main character is ‘swoon worthy’ for the romantic hermmosos and said man character embodies the typical white, male, success. Besides, people tend to feel smart when they read a “classic” and therefore over-rate it and say that they liked it, when in fact, they don’t understand why the fuck Moby Dick is a book about a fucking whale.

Okay, this isn’t about Moby Dick, I’m sorry.

Although, this is still about a white male who obssesses over something which ends up ruining his life so isn’t it kind of close to Moby Dick or is it just the story of every classic ever? Anyway, I found this book to be so sexist and you might go like ‘but clem, it’s an old book,” and while yes I KNOW that, this fact doesn’t justify the constant reminder that women are beneaf men and only gossip and dance and get drunk. I’m not kidding, it’s constand.

Every two pages or so. If this doesn’t get on your nerves pretty fast then maybe the shoppy and lazy writing style will do the trick for you, because I can assure you, that The Beautiful and Damned is worst than Gatsby. In fact, at least in Gatsby we had some character developpment, Dasy was an unsure depressed woman, Gatsby was the hopeless romantic and our narrator was the typical sidekick.

In the Beautiful and Damned, I for one, can’t even remember the name of the protagonist, and every single character blur. I don’t know who they’re talking about half of the time because even if we were introduced to a character, they’re just not memorable or distinct. If you think Gatsby is a half decent book maybe give this one a try, if you didn’t then honestly, don’t bother giving Fitzgerald a second chance because chances are, that if you’re not a nostalgic white male you’re not gonna like this.

Idk if it’s Mr. Fitzgerald’s way of writing or if it’s just the characters but the men in this book is absolute jerks. I did not finish this book. Is his other books like this one? The detail was just too much. The characters were interesting but Anthony was so horrible I had a hard time getting into this book. Also I kept falling asleep every time I read this.

Just not my thing.