F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
First edition of Tender is the Night,
signed by Fitzgerald
"Tender is the Night remains Fitzgerald's
most brilliant book. All his powers, the microscopic observation of the
life he describes, the sense of the significance and relations of every
detail of it, the infallible ear, and the gift of expression, all these
things are here in greater abundance than ever before. Its scope is such as to make The Great Gatsby
seem small and simple, for all its neatness and perfection, and its
dramatic realization so complete that Fitzgerald need not ever say what
is happening: we always see."
|"The novel should do this. Show a man who is a
natural idealist, a spoiled priest, giving in for various causes to the
ideas of the haute Burgeoise, and in his rise to the top of the social
world losing his idealism, his talent and turning to drink and
Fitzgerald, on his plan for the autobiographical Tender is the
Night, the novel he considered his best.
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,
1934. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition, in extremely rare first issue dust jacket, signed by
Fitzgerald on the front free endpaper. Book extremely good, dust jacket with
tear to top corner, tape repairs and some chipping to edges and folds. Signed
copies of Tender is the Night, what many critics consider to be
Fitzgerald's masterpiece, in the first issue dust jacket are extraordinarily
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