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F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful And Damned
Charles Scribners & Sons, New York. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Poor+. First Edition. First Printing with the Scribners seal on the copyright page and the concluding advertisements on pp. 451-452. 449pps. Publisher's dark blue-green linen-like cloth, the spine lettered gilt, the upper cover blind-stamped with the title and author, the fore-edge untrimmed. No dust jacket.Gilded lettering of the spine is worn due to age, with slight tearing on both top and bottom of the spine; slight watermark on front board; spine, slighlty pulled and pages yellowed from age. The Beautiful and Damned, in cut and edited form, first appeared in seven installments in Metropolitan magazine, from September 1921 to March 1922. The book, according to Bruccoli, came out on 4 March 1922, in a first impression of 20,600 copies. It went through two more printings that year, for a total of 50,000 copies. After the spectacular success of Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), he struck out in a new direction, presenting in The Beautiful and Damned a more sparing, focused narrative, relying largely on an omniscient narrator. "Its style," according to the Literary Encyclopedia, "moves towards that integration of romantic and modernist elements which will come to such dazzling fruition in his next novel, The Great Gatsby." Some pencilled underlining from prior owner. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Taylor & Baumann Books, LLC [Ridgefield, CT, U.S.A.]
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