Tender is the Night, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


It is the French Riviera in the 1920s. Nicole and Dick Diver are a wealthy, elegant, magnetic couple.

A coterie of admirers are drawn to them, none more so than the blooming young starlet Rosemary Hoyt.

When Rosemary falls for Dick, the Diver's calculated perfection begins to crack.

As dark truths emerge, Fitzgerald shows both the disintegration of a marriage and the failure of idealism. "Tender is the Night" is as sad as it is beautiful.




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The scene is the French Riviera and the Swiss Alps in the 1920s and 30s. Amidst the frivolous world of European resorts and clinics, the marriage of a glamorous Upper-class American couple slowly disintegrates. They suffer from Bad Nerves, alcoholism, and dysfunctional families, and eventually realize that Money Can't Buy Happiness.Some brilliantly poetic passages interspersed with bland pedestrian psychology.

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