Tender is the Night (Annotated)
This edition incorporates an original introduction from Moorside Press, including a biography, a critical discussion of Fitzgerald's place in the literary history and a short contextual discussion of the book.Published in 1934 first as a serial in Scribner's Magazine and then as a book in the... show more
This edition incorporates an original introduction from Moorside Press, including a biography, a critical discussion of Fitzgerald's place in the literary history and a short contextual discussion of the book.Published in 1934 first as a serial in Scribner's Magazine and then as a book in the same year, Tender in the Night was Fitzgerald's last novel released in his lifetime. The plot details the deteriorating relationship between Dick and Nicole Driver, comparing it, in flashback, with their coming together when she was a psychiatric patient of her future husband. With the setting in the South of France, the narrative displays more of Fitzgerald's autobiographic tendencies. Unfortunately, the the novel was not a success when first published owing mostly to the complex nature of the flashbacks set against the present. Before he died, Fitzgerald worked to create a new structure, taking out flashbacks and making the narrative continuous. After his death, the book gradually became more accepted amongst critics. The text of this ebook is as it was on first publication.
Publish date: April 3rd 2013
Publisher: Moorside Press
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Modern Classics
Honestly, I was soooo bored with this. I didn't care about the characters at all.
The same warning signs that told me Frog Music is an abomination appear again. The first sentence is stiff. We spend a whole page setting a scene, but the atmosphere isn’t interesting. I know France is an exotic, exciting place. This cliche was boring the first time I read it. Characters appear, and...
Contrairement aux amants, ils n'avaient pas de passé. Contrairement aux époux, ils n'avaient pas d'avenir.
Tender is the Night was published January through April, 1934. As an exercise in understanding, I am going to list a few things that were happening in 1933 through 1935 in the United States (per wikipedia): The U.S. was in the midst of a deep depression. 25% of the workforce was unemployed. FDR im...
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