A Fitzgeraldian Romance

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In Fitzgerald’s typical moderately complicated prose-style, Tender is the Night is at first a love story.  Fitzgerald tells the story of Dick Diver, a one-time psychologist troving Europe in order to move his former patient/current wife Nicole closer to sanity.  This post-WWI novel deals with themes of love, money and happiness.  Dick navigates–unsuccessfully–the different types of love one can experience and demonstrates the difficulty in differentiating between them through Nicole.  Rosemary serves to elucidate this further.  This is not one of my favorite Fitzgerald novels but still worth a read.

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