Hamptons Beach Read Of The Day: The Beautiful And Damned

by CARSON GRIFFITH · September 2, 2009

It saddens us when people only associate F.Scott Fitzgerald with high school English classes or A.P reading requirements. Or even worse, movie adaptations of his work. While we're huge (HUGE) fans of The Great Gatsby, the number of books he's produced worth reading are practically countless. Take The Beautiful And Damned for instance (no, not the movie Kiera Knightley was in) A novel that basically sums up moral depravity, The Beautiful And Damned takes a look at a young, wealthy New York couple in the 20s era who are whittling their money, and their lives away. While the young couple waits for their relative to die, and their inheritance to grow, they throw themselves into the social circuit, travel, and extravagance - as do their friends. Unfortunately, what starts as a golden period only begins to fade over time. A lesson crucial during the 20s - and now as well.