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In the novel, Dick is eventually ruined--professionally, emotionally, and spiritually--by his union with Nicole. Fitzgerald's fate was not quite so novelistically neat: after Zelda was diagnosed as a schizophrenic and committed, Fitzgerald went to work as a Hollywood screenwriter in 1937 to pay her hospital bills. He died three years later--not melodramatically, like poor Jay Gatsby in his swimming pool, but prosaically, while eating a chocolate bar and reading a newspaper. Of all his novels, Tender Is the Night is arguably the one closest to his heart. As he himself wrote, "Gatsby was a tour de force, but this is a confession of faith." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The narrative style is what kept me reading this book to the end.
Fitzgerald combines a genius for writing wonderful character insights with great `background painting' - some of his descriptions of settings are truly masterpieces.
He has friends, beautiful children, money, ability, and so much love for his wife Nicole.
I was disappointed with this. Long periods of Nothing happening. Not up to the level of Great Gatsby.Published 9 days ago by Linda Collins
I started off with scepticism about this book after reading various reviews. I was disheartened that Fitzgerald's last book won't be like TGG. I was wrong. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Sophia Arambam
A disappointing ramble. If this were the only writing that Fitzgerald was known by he would not have been considered among the writers.Published 27 days ago by Phillippa Farley
Much more realistic than "The Great Gatsby", this novel brings the reader into the European Jazz Age. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Margaret Barnes