|F. Scott Fitzgerald.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||400 / 2011|
This second novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age—a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their downward spiral. Anthony Patch and Gloria Gibson are among the golden children of the 1920s. They marry and embark on a life of glittering parties, lavish expenditure, and scandalous revelry, but when the money dries up their marriage founders. In this wistful novel Fitzgerald portrays the decline of youthful promise with devastating clarity.