TO THE END OF his life Fitzgerald was puzzled by the com-
parative failure of Tender Is the Night, after the years he spent on it and his efforts to make it the best American novel of his time. He had started it when he was living on the Riviera in the late summer of 1925. At first he had worked in bursts and had put aside the manuscript for months at a time while he wrote his profitable stories for the Saturday Evening Post; but early in 1932 he had found a more ambitious plan for it and had gone into debt to work on it steadily until the last chapters were written and the last dele- tions made in proof. He had watched it grow from a short dramatic novel like The Great Gatsby to a long psychological or philosophical novel on the model of Vanity Fair, and then, as he omitted scene after scene, he had watched it diminish again to a medium-length
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Dick and Nicole Diver are a very glamorous couple who take a villa in the South of France and surround themselves with a circle of friends, mainly Americans. Also staying at the resort is Rosemary Hoyt, a young actress, with her mother. Rosemary gets sucked into the circle of the Divers, and falls in love with Dick and also becomes adopted as a close friend by Nicole. Dick first toys with the idea of an affair with Rosemary at this point, which he finally acts upon years later.Product Description:
A novel set on the French Riviera during the 1920s. A beautiful young film star becomes entangled in the messy marriage of two well-off Americans, and as the fragile structures of the marriage fall apart, the personal tolls are found to be almost too great to abide.
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Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0020199309