“‘Damned good-looking’ is how Ernest Hemingway—or, rather, his antihero Jake Barnes in The Sun Also Rises—describes Lady Brett Ashley when she appears at a Parisian club with a mob of pretty boys. ‘Damned good-looking’ is better than pretty. It’s better than the colloquial ‘hot,’ better than beautiful, even.
“Damned good-looking, it is.”
—Stephanie LaCava, “Character Studies: Lady Brett Ashley”

“‘Damned good-looking’ is how Ernest Hemingway—or, rather, his antihero Jake Barnes in The Sun Also Rises—describes Lady Brett Ashley when she appears at a Parisian club with a mob of pretty boys. ‘Damned good-looking’ is better than pretty. It’s better than the colloquial ‘hot,’ better than beautiful, even.

“Damned good-looking, it is.”

Stephanie LaCava, “Character Studies: Lady Brett Ashley”

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