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Tender is the Night

by FITZGERALD, F. Scott

Condition: Very Good +/Fine (Facsimile DW)


NY: Scribners, 1934. Endpapers professionally restored and book tightened. Bound in green cloth, stamped in gold. The text on the spine is a bit faded, but still certainly readable. Overall, a very acceptable copy of the second printing -- identical to the first edition, but lacking the "A" on the copyright page. Basis for the 1962 Henry King movie that starred Jason Robards and Jennifer Jones. One of 5075 copies printed (so along with the first printing of 7600 -- a very early printing). Ref.: Bruccoli -- A.14.I.b. Fitted with a Facsimile dust jacket that fits the book perfectly. 408 pp.. First Edition / Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Fine (Facsimile DW).

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: abookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 5005734
  • Title: Tender is the Night
  • Author: FITZGERALD, F. Scott
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good +
  • Jacket condition: Fine (Facsimile DW)
  • Edition: First Edition / Second Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Scribners
  • Place: NY
  • Date published: 1934
  • Keywords: Classic Literature


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