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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night - FIRST EDITION - "A" + Seal - F. Scott FITZGERALD 1934 1st
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Please see item description. Tender is the Night FITZGERALD, F. Scott Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons Location: New York Date: 1934 Binding: Octavo, custom full leather bound with title gilt stamped on spine. Pages: 804 Original Price: $2.50 Edition: First Edition Printing: First Printing Description: First Edition, First Printing of F. Scott Fitzgerald's fourth novel, Tender is the Night. An eye-catching copy for presentation expertly bound by the acclaimed Peter DiBenedetto who's talents were most recently featured by US News and World Report (see listing photo). A very special example of this prized novel. Coming some nine years after the publishing triumph that was The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald set out to write an important, and in many ways, revolutionary work of fiction. Structurally complex, topically dangerous and personally challenging. Fitzgerald began Tender is the Night in 1925, the same year The Great Gatsby was published. He knew he had written a most important book in Gatsby but felt that his career hinged on the follow-up. By the time he finished Tender in 1933, however, his life had taken several tortuous turns: Zelda's breakdown and the onset of the Great Depression darkened Fitzgerald's sensibilities, a shift which became evident in portions of the book. Cyril Connolly called Tender is the Night "a wonderful evocation of the second phase of American expatriates ensconced in glittering villas on the Riviera in contrast to the home-spun tipplers of The Sun Also Rises. The break-down of a marriage is described with … [Click Below for Full Description]
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