THE GREAT GATSBY has long been celebrated as the archetypal American novel, and Gatsby as the classic self-made man who believes in the American dream that wealth brings happiness, and is betrayed by it. TENDER IS THE NIGHT, set in the hedonistic expatriate world of the French Riviera in the late 1920s, focuses on the stylish American couple Dick ...
THE GREAT GATSBY has long been celebrated as the archetypal American novel, and Gatsby as the classic self-made man who believes in the American dream that wealth brings happiness, and is betrayed by it. TENDER IS THE NIGHT, set in the hedonistic expatriate world of the French Riviera in the late 1920s, focuses on the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver, and on the tragic obsession of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt. The Divers' relationship (including Nicole's mental illness) contains numerous parallels to the troubled marriage of the Fitzgeralds. THE LAST TYCOON is an indictment of Hollywood, the film industry, and the American obsession with success at any cost--a savage expose of the studio system in its heyday. Fitzgerald wrote the novel from his own experience working as a screenwriter in Hollywood, a career at which he was spectacularly unsuccessful.
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Good. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear; lightly scuffed and scratched; spine is lightly creased; some shelf wear; ex-library with the usual library markings; overall a nice used copy! Green wrapper with black and white lettering. 656 historical pages! "Although Fitzgerald regarded himself, and was regarded by others, as a representative figure of the age, there was one respect in which he did not represent most of its serious writers. In thatt respect he was much closer to the men of his college year who were trying to get ahead in the business world; like them he was fascinated by the process of earning and spending money........"-----from the Introduction (The Romance of Money).
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