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The Beautiful and Damned | Study Guide

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Drama, Romance

Perspective and Narrator

The Beautiful and Damned is narrated in the third person by an omniscient narrator.


The Beautiful and Damned is told mostly in the past tense.

About the Title

The words beautiful and damned describe the two main characters, Anthony Patch and Gloria Gilbert Patch. They are considered beautiful because they are attractive, well-off, and prominent in society. At the same time, their shallowness and basic lack of humanity condemn them to lives of unhappiness and desperation.


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