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First appearance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic,
Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night, first edition

"The novel should do this. Show a man who is a natural idealist, a spoiled priest, giving in for various causes to the ideas of the haute Burgeoise, and in his rise to the top of the social world losing his idealism, his talent and turning to drink and dissipation."

-Fitzgerald, on his plan for Tender is the Night

FITZGERALD, F.Scott.  Tender is the Night, in Scribner’s Magazine. New York: Scribner's, January-April, 1934. Quarto, original wrappers. Four issues.  $1100. 

"Tender is the Night remains Fitzgerald's most brilliant book. All his powers, the microscopic observation of the life he describes, the sense of the significance and relations of every detail of it, the infallible ear, and the gift of expression, all these things are here in greater abundance than ever before. Its scope is such as to make The Great Gatsby seem small and simple, for all its neatness and perfection, and its dramatic realization so complete that Fitzgerald need not ever say what is happening: we always see." -Arthur Mizener

First appearance of Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, his last completed novel and the novel he considered his best. The first book edition appeared in April, 1934, after the appearance in Scribner’s Magazine. A few discreet library stamps; mild fading to spines, abrasion to cover of part IV. Overall an unusually nice set of a notoriously fragile item.

Note: a custom cloth box can be made to house the set for an additional $250.

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