Modern Classics Tender Is The Night by F Scott FitzgeraldModern Classics Tender Is The Night by F Scott Fitzgerald

Modern Classics Tender Is The Night

byF Scott FitzgeraldForeword byArnold Goldman

Paperback | April 3, 2001

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's last completed novel, Tender is the Night is edited by Arnold Goldman with an introduction and notes by Richard Godden in Penguin Modern Classics. Between the First World War and the Wall Street Crash the French Riviera was the stylish place for wealthy Americans to visit. Among the most fashionable are psychoanalyst Dick Diver and his wife Nicole, who hold court at their villa. Into their circle comes Rosemary Hoyt, a film star, who is instantly attracted to them, but understands little of the dark secrets and hidden corruption that hold them together. As Dick draws closer to Rosemary, he fractures the delicate structure of his marriage and sets both Nicole and himself on to a dangerous path where only the strongest can survive. In this exquisite, lyrical novel, Fitzgerald has poured much of the essence of his own life; he has also depicted the age of materialism, shattered idealism and broken dreams. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation" '. If you enjoyed Tender is the Night, you might like Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, also available in Penguin Classics. 'One of the most wonderful writers of the twentieth century' Financial Times
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton. Stationed in Alabama, he met and later married Zelda Sayre. His first novel, This Side of Paradise published in 1920, was a tremendous critical and commercial success. Fitzgerald followed with The Beautiful and the Damned in 1922, The Great G...
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Title:Modern Classics Tender Is The NightFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 3, 2001Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my type of book It looks like I'm the only one, but I did not enjoy this book. After reading The Great Gatsby years ago I wanted to try another novel by Fitzgerald but I really could not get into this one. I had difficulty getting through it to the end.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beautifully written like all of the author's other works
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Fitzgerald fans This is a Fitzgerald book true to form, if you've read and enjoyed his other work you'll love Tender is the Night.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This is a masterpiece of 20th century American literature. it sands beside Hemingway as one of my favourite books.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Summer Read Loved the setting, characters, and the plot twist. Hoped for an alternate ending for the characters whose lives I felt so entwined with!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite Fitzgeralds Beautiful writing style, setting, and characters. If you like any of Fitzgerald's other novels, this one should be a hit.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fitzgerald #plumreview Exploring similar themes as The Great Gatsby and every bit it's equal in a lot of ways. Definitely recommended for anyone who just finished Gatsby.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fitzgerald #plumreview Exploring similar themes as The Great Gatsby and every bit it's equal in a lot of ways. Definitely recommended for anyone who just finished Gatsby.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "all my beautiful lovely safe world blew itself up here with a gust of highly explosive love.." This book is for anybody who ever dreamed of getting away- of escaping the monotony of their life to the high life- living on the French Riviera, partying in Paris. But there's more to it than that. Tender is the night is a heartbreaking story and the first book to make me cry at 16; the characters are broken but they seem so beautiful; impenetrable at first. the best part are the quotable lines and heart-clenching passages.
Date published: 2008-03-23