Sign In | Register
Tender is the Night by  F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1st Edition - 1934 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.com

Tender is the Night

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Condition: Near Fine


Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934 First Edition, First Issue with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leans. The boards are solid with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. Includes a part of the original dustjacket from the back panel laid into the book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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




Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the crispne...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use....[more]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of publicatio...[more]
First Edition
In collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in cases ...[more]

$2,750.00

FREE shipping to USA

More shipping options >




Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize Winner

Bob Dylan - 2016 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

From the first screech of his electric guitar upsetting musicians at a folk festival to his writing and paintings, Bob Dylan has risen to become a seminal force in American popular culture. In 2016, he was recognized by the Nobel Committee. Learn more about his creations...

Collecting Arkham House

Collecting Arkham House

Learn about collecting the iconic horror and fantasy publisher that produced books by the likes of Ray Bradbury, August Derleth and H. P. Lovecraft.


Trustpilot