Tender is the Night / The Last Tycoon
by F. Scott Fitzgerald , Dr. Keith Carabine , Henry Claridge
Editor: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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With Introduction and Notes by Henry Claridge, Lecturer at the University of Kent School of English at CanterburyTender is the Night is a tale in the hedonist of the high society of Europe during the’Roaring Twenties’.Rich schizophrenic Nicole Warren falls in love with Dick Diver – his psychiatristThe resulting wedding diving saga in trouble, and their circle of friends, includes a cast of aristocratic and beautiful people, unhappy business love, a duel, incest, and the problems inherent in possessing a great wealthDespite cataloguing a maelstrom of interpersonal conflicts, Tender is the Night has a poignant character and warmth that arises from the quality of writing and the tragic personal experience on which the novel is based.Six years separate Tender is the Night and The Last Nabab, Fitzgerald’s novel left unfinished at his death in December 1940.Fitzgerald lived in Hollywood, more or less continuously from July 1937 until his death, and a novel on the film industry at the height of the “studio” system centred on the working life of a producer began in 1939Even in its incomplete state The Last Tycoon remains the greatest American novel about Hollywood and contains a number of Fitzgerald’s most brilliant writing
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