[]
[]

Tender Is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

(Book - 1996)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Tender Is the Night
 Add a Comment  Add Tags
Print
Published in 1934, Tender Is the Night was one of the most talked-about books of the year. "It's amazing how excellent much of it is," Ernest Hemingway said to Maxwell Perkins. "I will say now," John O'Hara wrote Fitzgerald, "Tender Is the Night is in the early stages of being my favorite book, even more than This Side of Paradise." And Archibald MacLeish exclaimed: "Great God, Scott...You are a fine writer. Believe it -- not me." 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."
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1996]
ISBN: 9780684801544
068480154X
9780684830506
0684830507
Branch Call Number: FICTION FITZGERAL
Characteristics: 320 p. ;,25 cm

Opinion

From Library Staff

Supposedly based on Gerald and Sarah Murphy, this tale is more reminiscent of Zelda and Scott and their turbulent relationship.

Join the discussion on June 16, 2015. Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, "Tender Is the Night" is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; ... Read More »


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Jul 20, 2013
  • rakusa88 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Rising starlet Rosemary Hoyt arrives at the French Riviera in the roaring twenties and becomes enamored with charismatic psychiatrist Dick Diver and his troubled heiress wife, Nicole. Reading this was infuriating. Were it not for the redeeming quality of Fitzgerald’s exquisite prose, I would have given up within 100 pages. The execution was terrible! Fantastic writing wasted on fragmented storytelling! Don’t get me wrong, there was a substantial and intriguing story contained in the 300+ pages, but it was permeated with inconsequential drivel throughout. The drama highlights the psychology of expat American high society (though this isn’t apparent until book II, 100+ pages in!), specifically focusing on the impact of father figures and their influences on the neuroses of the characters. Read this novel with a deep reservoir of patience and lenience for poor editing.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

First and foremost a character study, Tender Is the Night slowly reveals the inner-workings of Dick Diver over the course of several years, investigating how an intelligent and ambitious man ended up in a relationship in which he feels he is slowly losing his independence. However, surrounding the melancholy tale of Dick, Fitzgerald beautifully describes several parts of Europe and the life of the idle rich American expats who lived there during the late 1920s. A read that is great not only to experience the skills of an author near the height of his brilliance but to empathetically observe Dick on his decline.

Aug 16, 2011
  • scrittenden rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As much as I love The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night is Fitzgerald's true masterpiece. It is a haunting tale that most readers can more readily identify with.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app06 Version eventuell-fix Last updated 2014/11/28 16:31