Today we are going to talk about my new favorite classic book.
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a modern classic that takes place in the roaring twenties. While The Great Gatsby is regarded as Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, I have to argue that TB&D deserves the rank as his best book.
The story follows the marriage of Anthony Patch and his wife, Gloria, as they navigate Manhattan and travels awaiting a family fortune. What I love about this book is its real depiction of love. It really drives home the idea that no relationship is perfect, especially long-term ones. It focuses on the challenges that couples face; issues that are surprisingly relevant to modern day life.
I mentioned this book in my The Best Classic Reads (for People Who Hate Classics) post, before I had finished reading it. It is a very easy-to-read classic, and the plot is actually amazing. If you’re into Gossip Girl, Manhattan-ish settings, this book might really be for you.
If you’re not into classics but you want to read one, this is absolutely a great place to start. I actually loved this book.
I hope you guys found this review helpful! Thanks for reading.