Perfumed pages… The Beautiful and the Damned

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“She was beautiful – but especially she was without mercy.”

Fitzgerald’s second novel is a typically decadent tale of a jazz age tycoon-to-be and his destructive marriage to a distant but beautiful wife… and the bottle.

It is a fable of art deco lines and loose morals, gorgeous gowns and haunted pasts.

At turns angular and alcoholic, sad, stylish and nihilistic.

At every point as exquisite in its execution as it is painful in it exposition.

Perfumed pages… The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald is Estee Lauder’s Azuree The Dandy Celebrates World Book Day | The Perfumed Dandy..

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    • I sank into a techno-muddle yesterday trying to extend my dispatches… Perhaps a good cup of tea and a slab of cake and I will recover the strength to go a twittering 😉 .

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