Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: 1934
Tender is the Night Synopsis
Tender is the Night is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in 1934 by Scribners. Fitzgerald wrote this book assumingly based on his relationship with Zelda when he started to descend into alcoholism and her struggle with mental illness. There were five drafts of this story, and along the way, particular character modification was made before Fitzgerald finally settled with Dick and his wife, Nicole, in the final novel.
Set in the French Riviera during the 1920s, it follows the lives of Dick Diver and his wife, Nicole Warren. Dick is a brilliant psychiatrist who treated Nicole for mental illness way before they married. As they navigate through social events and interactions with other characters, Dick begins to spiral into alcoholism while trying to maintain his professional reputation. Meanwhile, Nicole becomes increasingly unstable due to her past traumas resurfacing from repressed memories.
Excerpt from Tender is the Night Online Book
On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about half way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud, rose-colored hotel. Deferential palms cool its flushed façade, and before it stretches a short dazzling beach. Lately it has become a summer resort of notable and fashionable people; a decade ago it was almost deserted after its English clientele went north in April.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. He is best known for his iconic novel, The Great Gatsby, which has been adapted into films and stage productions. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, Fitzgerald was a prolific writer whose career spanned around two decades. Fitzgerald's novel often drew from his life experiences to create stories that explored themes such as love and loss, ambition, and disappointment. His rocky marriage to his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald, is also a primary inspiration for many of his stories. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
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