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In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--­something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned.­" That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Gr...

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Tender Is the Night is an English language novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January-­April, 1934 in four issues. It is ranked #28 on the Modern Library's list of the 100 Greatest Novels of the 20th Century. In 1932, Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was hospitalized for schizophrenia in Baltimore, Maryland. The author rented the "la Paix" estate in the suburb of Towson to work on this book, the story of the rise and fall of Dick Diver, a promising young psychoanalyst and his wife, Nicole, who is also one of his patients. It would be Fitzgerald's first novel in nine years, and the last that he would complete. While working on the book he several times ran out of cash and had to borrow from his editor and agent, and write short stories for commercial magazines. The early 1930s, when Fitzgerald was conceiving and working on the book, were certainly the darkest years of his life, and accordingly, the novel has its bleak . . .

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The Beautiful and Damned, first published in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. The novel provides a portrait of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Cafe Society. As with his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters are complex, especially in their marriage and intimacy. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 ? December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, and a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night, and his most famous, The Great Gatsby. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age. . . .

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This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler's "Note-­books.­" The story was published in "Collier's" last summer and provoked this startling letter from an anonymous admirer in Cincinnati: "Sir-- I have read the story Benjamin Button in Colliers and I wish to say that as a short story writer you would make a good lunatic I have seen many peices of cheese in my life but of all the peices of cheese I have ever seen you are the biggest peice. I hate to waste a peice of stationary on you but I will.­"

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Tales of the Jazz Age was written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1922. A collection of 11 classic short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, reprinted as they first appeared together in 1922. Included are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, May Day, The Camels Back, The Jelly-­Bean, Porcelain and Pink, Tarquin of Cheapside, O Russet Witch!, The Lees of Happiness, Mr. Icky, & Jemina.

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Raconté par un voisin devenu son ami, le roman tourne autour du personnage de Gatsby, jeune millionnaire charmant au passé trouble qui vit luxueusement dans une villa toujours pleine d'invités. Par certains aspects, le livre peut paraître une critique complexe de la bourgeoisie, de son opulence et de sa superficialité, où chaque personnage est prêt à tout pour parvenir à ses fins. Nick Carraway, un jeune homme américain du Middle West atteignant la trentaine, se rend à New York pour travailler dans la finance comme agent de change. Par hasard, il trouve à louer une petite bicoque à Long Island, zone résidentielle très huppée et snob de la banlieue new-­yorkaise. Sa demeure, presque invisible, est située dans West Egg entre deux énormes et luxueuses villas. De là, la vue est imprenable sur East Egg, l'endroit le plus cossu et sélect de toute la zone. C'est là qu'habitent Daisy, sa cousine germaine et Tom Buchanan, son mari, issu de la même promotion que Nick à l'université Yale. . . .

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