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Tender Is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender Is the Night
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Published in 1934, Tender Is the Night was one of the most talked-about books of the year. "It's amazing how excellent much of it is," Ernest Hemingway said to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is in the early stages of being my favorite book,... show more
Published in 1934, Tender Is the Night was one of the most talked-about books of the year. "It's amazing how excellent much of it is," Ernest Hemingway said to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is in the early stages of being my favorite book, even more than This Side of Paradise." And Archibald MacLeish exclaimed: "Great God, Scott...You are a fine writer. Believe it -- not me." Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character -- lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative -- Tender Is the Night, Mabel Dodge Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of "a modern Orpheus."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684801544 (068480154X)
ASIN: 068480154X
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 315
Edition language: English
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Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it
2.0 Tender Is the Night
Honestly, I was soooo bored with this. I didn't care about the characters at all.
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it
1.5 F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender is the Night
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...
Calyre
Calyre rated it
Contrairement aux amants, ils n'avaient pas de passé. Contrairement aux époux, ils n'avaient pas d'avenir.
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
2.5 Hollowed out Husks of Humanity
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...
An Excellent Library
An Excellent Library rated it
4.0 Tender Is the Night
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