"The Love of the Last Tycoon, " edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, is a restoration of the author's phrases, words, and images that were excised from the 1940 edition, giving new luster to an unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an expose of the studio system in its heyday. "The Love of the Last Tycoon" is now available for the first time in paperback.
"No other Fitzgerald-related work [Bruccoli] has done is likely to be as important as his critical editions of the major works. The Love of the Last Tycoon carries the authority of a great writer working very close to the top of his form." -Scott Donaldson, Chicago Tribune Books "A new, fascinating perspective on Fitzgerald's work, and the novel writing process in general." -David Wiegand, The San Francisco Chronicle "Bruccoli's introduction and account of the composition of the novel are sensitive and nuanced, the result of a lifetime of Fitzgerald study. The book has marvelous set pieces, vivid cinematic images, and sustained invention...a few of the reasons the book endures." -David Freeman, The Los Angeles Times "Renowned Fitzgerald scholar Bruccoli has reassembled the...existing episodes according to Fitzgerald's intentions. A significant glimpse into the creative faculties of one of literature's preeminent minds. Essential...." -Library Journal