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TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD - Signed First Edition - 1934 - from Mt. Gothic Tomes & Colorado Artifactual and Biblio.com

TENDER IS THE NIGHT

by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

Condition: Very Good-/Very Good+


TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
1st edition, 1st printing ("A" on copyright page) in original first state dust jacketwith original $2.50 price on inner front flap.(Eliot, Mencken & Rosenfeld reviews)
1934
(Bruccoli A15.I.a;
1 of only 7,600 copies in the first printing of this book;Published April 12, 1934.)
THIS COPY SIGNED BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, on the front endpaper.
Since this book was original sold by Hochschild Kohn & Co.,a Baltimore, Maryland department store, it was most likely signed at one of the fewbookstore "signing engagements" Fitzgerald had agreed to attend. This book is accompanied by provenance.
First edition, first printing Book is in good plus to very good condition: there is a mottling of greenish blue cloth on spine and on right-hand edge of front cover; however, gold print on spine is bright, as is most of the original greenish-blue cloth. Original first state dust jacket us in very good condition: front cover is bright with minor edge-wear at right-hand corners; spine is sunned and toe and head marginally chipped; back panel in very good plus condition. Dust jacket shows original $2.50 price.
All original, signed first edition, first printing of TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. SCOTT FITZGERALDexhibited by: MT. GOTHIC TOMES & COLORADO ARTIFACTUAL

Tender is the Night was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel in nine years (since The Great Gatsby in 1925) and his fourth and final to complete. The generally autobiographical work reflects events surrounding the hospitalization of Fitzgerald’s schizophrenic wife, Zelda, and his own unrelenting alcoholism. Tender is the Night was published in four issues of Scribner's Magazine (January ­— April) until Charles Scribner’s Sons produced the first novel edition in April 1934. The novel, whose title comes from John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale,” has two versions in print: the original, which uses flashbacks in the narrative, and the second, revised version, published posthumously by Malcolm Cowley, in which the storyline is restructured so that events take place chronologically. Some have suggested that this particular revision was in reaction to critics of the original. Tender is the Night sold only 12,000 copies in its first three months compared to Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise, which sold over 50,000 in a similar time period. Still, reception for Tender is the Night steadily grew over time. Today, it is ranked 28th on the Modern Library’s list of the “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century as well as 69th on NPR’s “100 Years, 100 Novels, One List.” Read more: Identifying first editions of TENDER IS THE NIGHT


  • Bookseller: Mt. Gothic Tomes & Colorado Artifactual US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2
  • Title: TENDER IS THE NIGHT
  • Author: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
  • Illustrator:Edward Shenton
  • Format/binding:Green cloth; gold-printed spine
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good-
  • Jacket condition: Very Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition, first printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribners
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1934
  • Keywords: F. Scott Fitzgerald signed first edition in original dust jacket.


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