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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night - FIRST EDITION - 1st Printing - F. Scott FITZGERALD - 1934
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, original full bound green cloth boards with gilt stamped title to spine. Pages: 804 Original Price: Not Stated Edition: First Edition Printing: First Printing Description: First Edition, First Printing of F. Scott Fitzgerald's fourth novel, Tender is the Night. Presenting its richly colored original full bound cloth boards. A very nice example. 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 flashes of genius by an expert in self-destruction" (Modern Movement, 79). This was "Fitzgerald's most ambitious work, hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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