Love in the Night

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Love in the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: March 14, 1925

Love in the Night Synopsis

"Love in the Night" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in The Saturday Evening Post on March 14, 1925.

Val is a seventeen-year-old boy who wants to understand and experience love. During a yacht party, he finds a lonely girl the same age as him. They fell for each other, and this initial encounter led to the start of their love story.

Excerpt from Love in the Night Online Book

The words thrilled Val. They had come into his mind sometime during the fresh gold April afternoon and he kept repeating them to himself over and over: "Love in the night; love in the night." He tried them in three languages—Russian, French and English—and decided that they were best in English. In each language they meant a different sort of love and a different sort of night—the English night seemed the warmest and softest with a thinnest and most crystalline sprinkling of stars. The English love seemed the most fragile and romantic—a white dress and a dim face above it and eyes that were pools of light. And when I add that it was a French night he was thinking about, after all, I see I must go back and begin over.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born into a middle-class family in St Paul, Minnesota. Fitzgerald was educated at Princeton University though he never graduated. He left Princeton after three years and served in the U.S. Army before pursuing a literary career spanning more than two decades. During this time, he wrote four novels, including The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night, both widely acclaimed for their stylistic brilliance and revealing insight into America during the 1920s and 1930s. He is widely regarded as one of the iconic American authors of the 20th century. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Books on PageVio

NovelsThis Side of Paradise | The Beautiful and Damned | The Great Gatsby | Tender Is the Night

Short Story CollectionsFlappers and Philosophers | Tales of the Jazz Age | All the Sad Young Men | Taps at Reveille | The Pat Hobby Stories | Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

PlaysThe Vegetable; or, From President to Postman

Here's a full list of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.

Completed: Yes
Word Count: 6210

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