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Last Tycoon: An Unfinished Novel Hardcover – October 10, 1989

ISBN-13: 978-0891906049 ISBN-10: 0891906045

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Amereon Ltd (October 10, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891906045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891906049
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century -- a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived his life as a romantic, equally capable of great dedication to his craft and reckless squandering of his artistic capital. He left us one sure masterpiece, The Great Gatsby; a near-masterpiece, Tender Is the Night; and a gathering of stories and essays that together capture the essence of the American experience. His writings are insightful and stylistically brilliant; today he is admired both as a social chronicler and a remarkably gifted artist.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Yan Timanovsky on January 6, 2004
Format: Paperback
The Last Tycoon was to be Fitzgerald's return to Gatsby form and to critical acclaim. In his notes, he wrote that this was to be more like Gatsby than like Tender is the Night (yet altogether original).
Indeed, F. Scott gets the setup right - a sympathetic, immensely talented and paternalistic workaholic movie producer with an ailing heart (medically and emotionally) discovers the potential for salvation in the arms of a true love while trying to baffle his greedy partner's plots for takeover. And FSF conceives a partly Conradian narration of the chief plot points - through the eyes of Cecelia, the partner's daughter, while offering an omniscient overview.
The book is hard to evalaute as we see less than half of Fitzgerald's execution, but it's fascinating to watch the pieces fall into a place (if some may miss). Fitzgerald's tone progresses from a shaky start into his patented lyricism and elegantly seamless observations on love. Read the notes, as they give an intriguing look at the great author's mind at work.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The Last Tycoon had promise and still does in the sense it was unfinished, however it could not be compared to The Great Gatsby. The description of the time period, as present in The Great Gatsby, was not exhibited in this book by Fitzgerald. Instead it was replaced by an explanation of the life in Hollywood. Fitzgerald was trying to portray the life of the business world, according to his notes, but instead lacked the description that was required to get a feel for their lifestyle. The plot itself seemed to be solid and plausible in portraying the life of Hollywood. The book itself revolves around Celia Brady the daughter of a wealthy movie maker. She takes a liking to her father's partner Monroe Stahr, who she meets on the flight home from college. On this flight she meets another man, Wylie White, whom she had an affair with towards the end of the book. Monroe and her father have a fight between them. Which leaves Celia torn between her father and the man she loves. Mr. Brady and Mr. Monroe lead to each others downfall. The actual written manuscript is incomplete yet it shows progress. The book goes through an accurate description of events present in the manuscript however the ending is still just outlines. Celia seems to need some development a problem which I am sure Fitzgerald would have fixed in the final chapters of the book. The manuscript present is in good shape. I think Fitzgerald's notes, present in the back of the book, show an ending that would have entertained and brought closing to this novel. It is stated in his notes that he wished the book to sixty thousand words yet already the unfinished manuscript was seventy thousand words.Read more ›
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Fitzgerald's last unfinished novels is one of his best in that his style has evolved from his cluttered previous novels into a clean and unfettered one. Every event that occurs is absolutely vital to the plot. He masters the mood and atmosphere of Hollywood. His protagonist has the same rags to riches story, same charisma, and same leadership qualities as his other characters, Gatsby and Dick Diver. However, Stahr is the more developed character. Even unfinished, this tragic tale has a clear theme and style.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald was more than just another depiction of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald's theme, corruptive wealth is also present in The Last Tycoon. Even in this unfinished work Fitzgerald portrays the spirit of the age well at the smae time critizes the values of our society.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AusNashPeople VINE VOICE on May 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am sure it must have been tempting as a publisher or one in whom the rights to publish resided, to get excited about an unfinished work from a master with the mystique and cache of F. Scott Fitzgerald. In this case, while there is certainly merit in the writing, and some rewards to be had from the reading of this incomplete work by an acknowledged master, it is debatable whether many readers have been satisfied by reading it. I was not one of them. As always, Fitzgerald introduces characters both rich and shallow, and makes fascinating observations of an era which most of us find fascinating. But it felt incomplete, all the way through, not just at the end, and perhaps Fitzgerald may have polished or edited it a great deal more had he survived to finish it.

I will stick with Gatsby and Tender is the Night and put this one down to experience.
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