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The Beautiful and the Damned
The Beautiful and the Damned | F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and the Damned 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 Caf Society.
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MayaB1226
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#inktober day 1: An illustration of a 1922 writing by Zelda Fitzgerald humorously reviewing her husband‘s novel The Beautiful and Damned in the New York Tribune. Her review is tinged with self-consciousness as she mockingly portrays herself as Scott‘s selfish wife, then discusses & defends the character of Gloria, an analogue of Zelda herself—right down to the bits that Scott stole from her diaries. #fscottfitzgerald #zeldafitzgerald #comic #art

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emilycoc
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Mehso-so

Hm. This was a re-read, so I certainly went in with an expectation. I wanted to enjoy this much more than I did, and like I said in my last post, I just don‘t think I liked Anthony and Gloria - if anyone else has read this, I think we can all agree you‘re not supposed to like them lol - but that may have distracted me from the other aspects of the book. I won‘t give it a “pan” at this point though.

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RavenLovelyReads
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Got a new Canterbury Classic! Littens- what books are you collecting? #catsoflitsy

BooknerdsLife awww I love the Canterbury Classics too 💖😍 Think I have 2 editions of this book but haven‘t seen this one before! 😱 Its Gorgeous! 6mo
Slajaunie Alice in Wonderland, my granddaughter is named for the character as my daughter is a huge literary fan as well. Raise them right!! 😁 6mo
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Creadnorthey
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Pickpick

This is Trainspotting before it was even in Welsh‘s mind- hell years before he was born! The downward spiral of our not so likable protagonist and his equally unlikable vain paramour just never lets up- leaving an ending that is hardly satisfactory even with the reversal of fortunes. Some visceral stuff even now years later- one sees why Fitzgerald is a genius.

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emilycoc
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I‘ve been radio silent for a while but wanted to post that I bought two new reads today! Hopefully this will be enough motivation to finish The Beautiful and Damned - I‘m struggling to get into it (even though I‘m on page 149). I think I just don‘t find Anthony and Gloria very compelling. Will keep you posted!

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Creadnorthey
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I think it's wonderful that we can kiss and forget, and when we can't it'll be time to argue."

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erzascarletbookgasm
The Beautiful and Damned | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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In the beginning, Anthony and Gloria have beauty and privilege, and awaiting their potential inheritance. They party with the elite crowd, overspent, and with no determination, no effort to work hard, theirs is a wasted life.

#AMonthOfSongs
#Consequences
#Beautiful

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🖤🖤 6mo
Cathythoughts What a cover 👏🏻✨👏🏻 6mo
Mdargusch That cover! 😍😍😍 I read this so long ago but I remember I just felt sad about their wasted life. 6mo
youneverarrived What a gorgeous edition ♥️ 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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In the beginning, Anthony and Gloria have beauty and privilege, and awaiting their potential inheritance. They party with the elite crowd, overspent, and with no determination, no effort to work hard, theirs is a wasted life.

#AMonthOfSongs
#Consequences
#Beautiful

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 6mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I‘m sorry to say I have yet to read this one. I definitely plan to . . . someday.

#youngandbeautiful #maymoviemagic

CoffeeNBooks I have this on my bookshelf, but haven't read it yet. 7mo
Leftcoastzen Love it 7mo
Cinfhen Read it for bookclub this year...it wasn‘t terrible. Sad because this was probably autobiographical 7mo
rohit-sawant On my TBR as well. 7mo
gradcat Like @Cinfhen I, too, found this one very sad, but I really liked it. 7mo
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Creadnorthey
The Beautiful and Damned | Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony was glad he wasn't going to work on his book. The notion of sitting down and conjuring up, not only words in which to clothe thoughts but thoughts worthy of being clothed—the whole thing was absurdly beyond his desires

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emilycoc
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This is my next read, and another re-read. I LOVE The Great Gatsby and was so excited to read this... and was disappointed. I am finding that with a lot of my re-reads, when I was originally disappointed, I now enjoy the book years later. Curious to see if that will happen again.

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Branwen
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I am now officially the proud owner of a first edition copy of Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned! It is so beautiful! 😍😍😍

gradcat Wow! Thanks fantastic! 10mo
JennyM Oh.my.stars!!! 10mo
Bibliogeekery 😍 10mo
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Naj Wow!! 😍😍😍 10mo
Leftcoastzen cool ! Dust jacket? 10mo
Branwen @gradcat @JennyM @Bibliogeekery @Naj Thanks guys! 🤗💕 @Leftcoastzen Sadly, no. 😔 But otherwise it's in pretty good shape! 😀 10mo
Leftcoastzen They are sooo expensive with dust jacket.It always feels great to have an old first edition.👍 10mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Yessssss I totally agree! I almost cried when I found it, as corny as that sounds! 😁 But Fitzgerald is one of my favorite authors (along with Woolf and Hemingway) so it just felt so incredible to come across it! 😍💕📚 10mo
Leftcoastzen Well, we have that in common, I love those authors as well 10mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Squeeee! How awesome! 🤗💕📚 Which works of theirs do you like best? 10mo
Leftcoastzen Fitzgerald, I can‘t decide.Hemingway , Sun Also Rises, Farewell to Arms . Woolf,To the Lighthouse and Mrs.Dalloway. 9mo
Linsy 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
Desha ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📚❣️ 9mo
readinginthedark 😯😯😯😍😍😍 9mo
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Cinfhen
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#winterWonderland Even though I said there wasn‘t a #snowball‘s chance in hell I was going to get through this book, I somehow managed 🙌🏻😂And if I‘m being honest despite its often bleak outlook and insufferable characters, “The Beautiful and Damned” is full of fabulous quotes about life, love and perspective.
“Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life” 🍷
“Things are sweeter when they‘re lost.” Or maybe 250 pages shorter!!!

JennyM 😆😆😆 11mo
Cinfhen Between a pick & so-so. Just too winded!!!!! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 for completing it! 😁 11mo
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Cinfhen Thanks @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm I wasn‘t going to let the bookclub girls shame me 😚 11mo
LeahBergen I‘m surprised you read it! You don‘t like “classics”. 😂😂 11mo
TrishB Well done 👍🏻 my daughter will be proud!! PS. I haven‘t read it..... 11mo
Cinfhen You can skip it @TrishB you summed it up well #RichPeopleProblems 🙄 I know @LeahBergen those bookclub girls are out to get me xx 11mo
robinb #coverlove (but haven‘t read 😂) 11mo
Cinfhen The cover is really spectacular @robinb 11mo
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LiterRohde
The Beautiful and the Damned | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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“Broadway was a riot of light, thronged as he had never seen it with a carnival crowd which swept its glittering way through scraps of paper, piled ankle-deep on the sidewalks.”

#QuotsyDec18 | 3: #Neon

📷: Made with Typorama

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Cinfhen
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This IRL bookclub title perfectly describes my feelings towards this book! I think the cover is beautiful but I‘ll be damned if I have to keep on reading!!! It‘s killing me 😬😖😩

TrishB Ha ha 😂 he‘s definitely an acquired taste! 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😄 I know how you feel about most classics! 12mo
Cinfhen Ugh!!! I just feel like I‘m wasting my time @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm 🤪 12mo
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TrishB Privileged white peoples problems 😁 12mo
batsy Not a Fitzgerald fan myself 😁 12mo
LauraBeth 😂 There isn‘t enough wine that would help me slog through this! 12mo
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads I felt the same way reading this! The only Fitzgerald I really liked is Tender is the Night, which most people don't like 🤷 12mo
emilyhaldi LOL but it sure is a pretty picture 💕 12mo
JennyM 😆 but beautiful Friday flowers 💐 12mo
Reviewsbylola BAIL!!! 😅 12mo
Reviewsbylola I do love Fitzgerald though. 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m using spark notes 😉🤫🤗 @Reviewsbylola @JennyM @emilyhaldi @zsuzsanna_reads @Aimeesue @LauraBeth @batsy @TrishB Life is too short to waste time on a bookclub book you don‘t want to read 🙌🏻💕and im happy to see im in good company 🙏🏻 12mo
TrishB Do you admit that when you get to book club! 12mo
Cinfhen I might @TrishB 😆 12mo
TrishB 😂😂😂 12mo
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Kbounds
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Despite the fact that the two main characters are vain, lazy, selfish human beings I actually loved this look. Seeing their lives slowly unravel as Fitzgerald‘s poetic description provides insight into their innermost thoughts was fascinating.

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CoffeeNBooks
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vkois88 💜💜💜 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 🖤 1y
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nerdymsft
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Thank you so much Tatiana for my books and other goodies!!! Much love

Cathythoughts Lovely stuff 1y
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Cinfhen
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Lots of #BookMail today 😀once again my daughter managed to add my #BOTM picks into my hubby‘s office mail 🙌🏻 and the tagged book is for IRL #bookclub ( I thought the cover was similar to my current read Mademoiselle Chanel) Did #BOTM not include a bookmark this month??? I love the new #BookDepository #bookmark collection ❤️

TrishB Great book mail 👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB Still no bookmail from Holland? I am starting to worry 🤞 2y
Cinfhen Not yet @BarbaraBB but mail can be screwy...don‘t worry🧡 2y
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Mdargusch Great mail! 2y
Reviewsbylola They included a book mark. Maybe Niki snatched it. 😂😂 2y
Cinfhen Haha knowing niki she probably tossed it! @Reviewsbylola She probably thought it was scraps 🙄 2y
Cinfhen I‘m always excited when #BookMail arrives @TrishB @Mdargusch 😍 2y
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LitTraveler
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On vacation in Nashville, TN reading a book about a couple living their life in leisure. 😂Although I do have more ambition than the Patch‘s, I wish this vacation didn‘t have to end!

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMay18 Day 8: It must be exhausting being tired of #Everything, of being both beautiful and damned.

tammysue Great quote 👏🏻 2y
GatheringBooks @whatshesreadingnow thank you! i thought so, too! 2y
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Coleen_Nieto
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Happy International Women's Day!

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Blaire
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Staying at an Airbnb in Los Angeles and it has so many great books on its shelves. Here‘s one for #thehoneymoonisover. #marchintooz

Cinfhen So fun!!! Enjoy LA 😎 2y
Blaire @Cinfhen thanks! It‘s been a great trip so far. 2y
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Vbrrgirl
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😊It was a movie - The Sound of Music 😊Austria of course 😊Christmas markets on the Rhine 😊Fly or by boat 😊Both!
#manicmonday @JoScho

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Vbrrgirl
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#Litsyclassics #letterb @Sarah83 Next up Fitzgerald. Not sure how I feel about this author - based on Amazon series influence- but love the time period involved. Let‘s get started.

Notafraidofwords I read it. It bogs down in the middle. But the ending is amazing. 2y
Sarah83 Enjoy 🤗 2y
Vbrrgirl Thanks @Notafraidofwords for that info. I will know there is something to hold on for!😊 2y
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toofondofbooks
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"that illusion of young romantic love to which women look forever forward and forever back."

It's not Gatsby, but well worth the time. Beautiful prose.

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toofondofbooks
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erzascarletbookgasm
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DimeryRene I love this book. 2y
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Rebonkula
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When is it inappropriate to start a Go Fund Me page? Anyone? My parents just brought me home a Bauman Rare Books catalogue from Vegas. I have goosebumps.

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Jess_Read_This
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"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong."

?Happy Birthday, F.Scott Fitzgerald! Thank you for creating belonging for me and many others who enjoy your words and work. I hope you are toasting in the sky today.

#HappyBirthday #FScottFitzgerald #Cheers

elkeo_TheBookDragon 👏🏻👏🏻🥂🥂 2y
ValerieAndBooks That is a great tribute and quote you picked for today 💖💖💖! 2y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo @ValerieAndBooks Thank you!! It's one of my favorite Fitzgerald quotes. ❤️ 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon I have/saved some of those Fitz stamps too 😁 2y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo That is awesome. I had to buy mine from a stamp collector on Etsy!! 😂 2y
wanderlustforwords The postcard!!! 2y
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jdtchicago
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Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.

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Notafraidofwords
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Pickpick

I've been meaning to pick this one up & then I saw this beautiful cover and had to have it. This is the story of Gloria and Anthony who marry young believing that a large inheritance to be imminent. Dark, agonizingly depressing-these people grapple with mental illness and alcoholism. An honest look at rich people with vices they can't shake. What more do you want from me? This is my wheel house. What a perfect ending.

ReadingSusan Beautiful cover! 2y
Notafraidofwords @ReadingSusan yes, that's why I totally bought it. She's beautiful ❤️ 2y
Booksnchill This cover❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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merelybookish What a cover! 2y
mcipher Agreed, great cover! 👍 2y
youneverarrived 😍😍 2y
DimeryRene This book is seriously my life. I've never seen this cover before though. 💚💙 2y
Notafraidofwords @DimeryRene oh so you have read it before?? The ending, I think it's completely tragic. Do you see it that way? 2y
Taylor I always say this is the most tragic ending of any book I've read. 2y
Notafraidofwords @Taylor omg yes yes yes. I found it to be the saddest ending ever. He got what he wanted, but did he? It makes me want to cry for both of them because clearly they had issues. 2y
Taylor I read it years ago and I still remember it decently well. There's some good man that gets screwed over. And the woman realizes she is aging. 2y
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al13ex
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Another book from the local library! I couldn't decide in which language to read it, but I really like getting books from the library and the feeling of paper under my fingertips, so translation it is 😁#currentlyreading

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Jess_Read_This
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"We all have souls of different ages.." ?

"Life plays the same lovely and agonizing joke on all of us"

"Here's to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life" ?

"All I think of ever is that I love you." ❤️

?His second novel is also full of bittersweet life observations. #SophomoreNovels #JubilantJuly

❤️#FScottFitzgerald #FavAuthor #INeedMoreEditions

ibeeeg I truly like those quotes. 2y
Leftcoastzen Nice! He‘s one of my favorites as well. 12mo
Jess_Read_This @Leftcoastzen He really captures emotions and thoughts for me in words that I could never string together myself. 💕 12mo
Leftcoastzen @Jess_Read_This That‘s why I love The Crack up ,yes , it‘s just a couple of essays and “thoughts”but some blow me away. 12mo
Jess_Read_This @Leftcoastzen Yes!!! Every time I pick that book up, something new will strike me. 12mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Had to drop daughter off at the train station today. While waiting for a text that she got on ok with all her luggage, I looked at books in the station's newspaper shop. The Fitzgerald replaces my title that disappeared. One Fat Englishman was in the clearance section for $3, it's now my first NYRB edition (#blameitonLitsy). Quite a contrast in covers 😂🤷‍♀️!

vivastory The Fitzgerald cover is great! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @vivastory yes, I agree! Very evocative of that era, too. 2y
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GamehenLynn
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One of the wonderful things about a dad who is an avid reader is knowing you can find classic books in his library when you want to read them. ❤️ $1.95 for this book back in the day. #thankfulforparentswhoalsoread #adultborrowing

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KarenUK
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#day23 #characters2017 Gloria Gilbert from this American classic came to mind for today's prompt, #americanbeauty The character is thought to be based on Scott's wife Zelda....

LibrarianRyan 👍🤓 2y
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Lostinabookstore
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“She wanted what most women want, but she wanted it much more fiercely and passionately.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

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covertocover
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"they damned the books I read and the things I thought by calling them immoral; later the fashion changed, and they damned things by calling them 'clever', / f. scott fitzgerald, the beautiful and the damned

BookishMarginalia Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here as much as we do! 2y
covertocover @BookishMarginalia thank you so much! I'm looking forward to meeting the community. 2y
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Jas16
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#bookmail. I cannot seem to stop buying these editions. They are too pretty to resist.

8little_paws Wow you aren't kidding!! 2y
OrangeMooseReads That is gorgeous 2y
Julsmarshall So pretty! What publisher/edition?(she asks even though she knows she shouldn't because she'll want her own!) (edited) 2y
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merelybookish Art deco perfection! 2y
DeleteAcct Beautiful cover! 2y
LeahBergen Love these! ❤️❤️ 2y
Jas16 @Julsmarshall It is a U.K. Penguin Classic that I ordered from Book Depository 2y
Julsmarshall Thanks @Jas16 😄 though my banks account may not thank you 😂 2y
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EKonrad
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Although this is no Gatsby, the story of a rich couple doomed to unhappiness does still offer some of Fitzgerald's stellar character descriptions and an intriguing picture of life in turn of the century New York. However, altogether it reads like a whole lot of #richwhitepeopleproblems. Another fun classic pick from @SerialReader ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JoeStalksBeck Come over and win some books 📚 2y
Cinfhen Nice review, I may be tempted to read this one day! 2y
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KarenUK
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3.21 #springflingreading #Fauthor I love Fitzgerald's writing and the people, time and places he writes about... This is a favorite passage about beauty.... 💕

Cinfhen That's gorgeous 💞 3y
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MeJeMiller
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Pickpick

Not my favorite book but it still had language I love. The Fitzgeralds, whomever you think actually did the writing, knew how to write about society/their world.

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BooksForYears
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#FeistyFeb Day 26 - Art Deco

This is bookish Art Deco done right!

Kat_Reads I have these too! 3y
BrittanyReads Beautiful 😍 3y
Paula3 Ooh!! ❤❤ 3y
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ReadingSusan Beautiful! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Gorgeous photo! 3y
diovival 😍 3y
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