“We all have souls of different ages": First Edition of The Beautiful and the Damned In The Rare Original Dust Jacket

  • The Beautiful and the Damned.
  • The Beautiful and the Damned.
  • The Beautiful and the Damned.
  • The Beautiful and the Damned.

The Beautiful and the Damned.

Item Number: 96892

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922.

First edition, first state of Fitzgerald’s second novel. Octavo, original green cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the crown of the spine. Jacket illustration by W.E. Hill. An exceptional example.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and Damned, was a pivotal book in his career. A trenchant satire of the Jazz Age, it is very much a novel of its times. It tells the story of Anthony Patch, his relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and his alcoholism. The novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what would soon be known as the Café Society.