Tender is the Night.
A Romance. Decorations by Edward Shenton.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934 Stock Code: 124269
An exceptionally bright copy in the first issue dust jacketFirst edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket with the T. S. Eliot review to the front flap. Tender is the Night was Fitzgerald's fourth novel, appearing some nine years after The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald set out to write an important and in many ways revolutionary work of fiction. Structurally complex, topically dangerous and personally challenging, the struggle of its inception was matched perhaps only by the scale of critical disdain. Fitzgerald was so distressed by the antagonism from most quarters that he agreed to allow later editions to be published with the narrative rearranged chronologically. Only years after his death was the text restored and the true brilliance of this work recognised.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box.
Illustrations in the text by Edward Shenton.
Extremities very faintly rubbed. An exceptionally bright copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with a few short closed tears and light chipping to tips of spine panel and flap folds; box with bibliographical inscription to inside cover and slight rubbing to corners.
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