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Tender is the Night: A Romance by  F. Scott Fitzgerald - Hardcover - 2nd Printing - 1934 - from Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA and Biblio.com

Tender is the Night: A Romance

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Shenton, Edward. First edition, 2nd printing (no 'A' on copyright page, 1934 date on title page). Flaps of absent jacket mounted on endpapers, ink name on front endpaper (Charles H. Burkman, former research librarian at Princeton's Firestone Library). We have more books available by this author!. 408 pp. 8vo. "Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character -- lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative -- Tender Is the Night, Mabel Dodge Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of 'a modern Orpheus.

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: A Romance


  • Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 2278275
  • Title: Tender is the Night: A Romance
  • Author: Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Illustrator:Shenton, Edward
  • Format/binding:Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 2nd Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Date published: 1934
  • Keywords: AMERICAN LITERATURE FICTION


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