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Tender is the Night by  F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1st Edition - 1934 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-13163562369)

Tender is the Night

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Tender is the Night

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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About This Item

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934 First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket has the correct blurbs of Eliot, Mencken, and Rosenfeld on the front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present with some wear to the panels including a small chip to the bottom spine. The book is nice condition. The gold lettering on the spine is present with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful UNRESTORED copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the scarce dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

Synopsis

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.”

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Bookseller
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-13163562369
Title
Tender is the Night
Author
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York
Date published
1934

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