Three Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald
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 ... Show synopsis 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.