Heartbreaking American masterpiece of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ based on Fitzgerald’s own experience
It is the French Riviera in the 1920s. Nicole and Dick Diver are a wealthy, elegant, magnetic couple. A coterie of admirers are drawn to them, none more so than the blooming young starlet Rosemary Hoyt.
When Rosemary falls for Dick, the Diver’s calculated perfection begins to crack. As dark truths emerge, Fitzgerald shows both the disintegration of a marriage and the failure of idealism. Tender is the Night is as sad as it is beautiful.
About the Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 -1940) is widely considered the poet laureate of the Jazz Age. He wrote many short stories and four novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned , Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby . An unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon , was published posthumously.
"A tragedy backlist by beauty." -- Daily Express
"For Fitzgerald desolation is a precondition of the lyrical. Hence the most distinctive impression of Tender: A beautiful novel about failure." -- Independent
"It is one of those books that you read and feel a shift... the story is told so poetically and eloquently. It is one of those books that you read and think: if I could only remember that sentence -- it is so beautiful."
"-- Sam Taylor-Wood
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st March 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 19.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1