Despite referring to Tender Is the Night as his masterpiece and being shocked by its lack of critical and commercial success, he began reconstructing it a few years before his death, placing the flashback chapters at the beginning and making all the textual alterations required by this change.
He gradually develops a drinking problem. She distances herself from Dick as his confidence and friendliness turn into sarcasm and rudeness towards everyone. Rosemary becomes infatuated with Dick and becomes close to Nicole.
Among several other seemingly unlikely scenes, the book contains a murder, a shooting and a duel, none of which is fully integrated into the story, and none of which is given proper significance.
Nicole becomes increasingly aware of her independence. It is revealed that, as a promising young doctor and psychiatrist, Dick had taken on a patient with an especially complex case of neuroses.
Tender Is the Night felt very disjointed to me. Rosemary falls madly in love with suave Dick, but also admires angelic Nicole. Nicole, it turns out, has a history of mental illness, and Dick is both her husband and the doctor treating her -- a recipe for disaster, obviously.
He never wonders why he is so drawn to young girls, or what it is in him that causes him to need to be their saviour. Plot summary[ edit ] Dick and Nicole Diver are a glamorous couple who take a villa in the South of France and surround themselves with a circle of friends, mainly Americans.
To me, these shifts in point of view often felt haphazard, not to mention a little jarring. Apparently, there are no fewer than seventeen versions of the novel extant, which says much about how satisfied Fitzgerald was with his own work.
It is fitting, I suppose, but no less disappointing for that. However, he died before he could finish the project, or perhaps he abandoned the project as not worth completing no one seems to know for sure.
We first see the couple through the eyes of Rosemary Hoyt, a young and naive American actress holidaying in Europe. Ernest Hemingway remarked that, in retrospect, "Tender Is the Night gets better and better" and felt that both he and critics had initially only been interested in dissecting its weaknesses, rather than giving due credit to its merits.
Francis was to fall in with a group of glittering and charming wealthy American expatriates based on Gerald and Sara Murphy and some of their friends and gradually disintegrate, ultimately killing his mother. By the Fitzgeralds were again living in Europe.
After a certain point, Fitzgerald became stymied with the novel. Devastated by these blows and by his own unrelenting alcoholismFitzgerald had settled in suburban Baltimore by and had finally decided what he was going to write his novel about — a man of almost limitless potential who makes the fatal decision to marry a beautiful but mentally ill woman, and who ultimately sinks into despair and alcoholism when their doomed marriage fails.
Also, the sequence in which a drunken Dick is beaten by police in Rome was written in this first version as well with Francis as the beaten victim ; this was based on a real incident that happened to Fitzgerald in Rome in Which brings me to the characterisation.
But Fitzgerald apparently completed only two chapters of this version. Fitzgerald supported himself and his family in the late s with his highly lucrative short-story output particularly for the Saturday Evening Postbut was haunted by his inability to progress on the novel.
Scenes are introduced and then left so randomly that you have to wonder why Fitzgerald bothered to include them at all.
If not, you might want to steer clear of it.Published inTender 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."/5().
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Deferential palms cool its flushed façade, and before it stretches a short dazzling beach. "Tender is the Night" is an interesting dinner guest that arrives half-drunk seems amusing but shallow, but then, as the night wears on, reveals itself as something deep, thoughtful, and yes, even tender/5.
Tender Is the Night is the fourth and final novel completed by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The book was completed in the fall of and serialized in four installments in Scribner's Magazine before its publication Genre: Novel.
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