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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.
This is my first book that I read from Scott Fitzgerald and I really enjoyed. I loved all the complex characters, Some of the beautiful almost poetic descrptions of circunstances... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Cali
Tender is the Night was very interesting to me because I read it long after I read a biography of the writer. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Philip L. Tudor
This book is written with typical Fitzgerald lyricism but has not stood the test of time in terms of racist and sexist attitudes.Published 4 days ago by P. M. Paterson
This book was really slow. Great Jack Teacher tale, can't wait for the next one. Great Jack Teacher tale, can't wait for the next one.Published 5 days ago by Babbo
A classic read. I was required to read this in High School and was not a fan at that young age, but with my increasing years comes appreciation for classic literature. Read morePublished 16 days ago by WLT
My mind was disturbed and tantalized- compelled. The diversity of internal minds of multiple characters put me off balance and drove me right through to the quieting end.Published 25 days ago by Daniel Olsen