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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  124,843 ratings  ·  5,736 reviews
Обещаващият млад психиатър Дик Дайвър се оженва за своя бивша пациентка - красивата и богата Никол. Елегантната двойка се установява на Ривиерата, огражда се с безгрижни и безделни приятели и се отдава на разточителни развлечения. Обект на завист за онези, които не са допуснати в тесния им кръг, Дик и Никол кръстосват между плажовете край Ница и Кан, модните зимни курорти ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published 2006 by Фама (first published April 1934)
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Peter Ellis Don't touch the rewrite. The original fragmented chronology and how that plays with the audience's point of view and perception of character and plot …moreDon't touch the rewrite. The original fragmented chronology and how that plays with the audience's point of view and perception of character and plot is one of the best things about this book.(less)
Thart2002 I found it very, very hard to get into. Eventually I gave up when I realized I didn't like any of the characters. The writing is excellent though. …moreI found it very, very hard to get into. Eventually I gave up when I realized I didn't like any of the characters. The writing is excellent though. (less)

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Ann
Jul 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Fitzgerald finished this gem, he was stunned by the poor reviews it received. I honestly think it's a profoundly more true and powerful book than Gatsby ever will be. His effortless and viceral writing tells a story of such complex and accurate human relationships, I often find myself reflecting on Dick Diver as a friend I should check up on, and part of me thinks I spent a year of my youth hanging out on the French Riveria having too much to drink, but somehow pulling it off sophistication ...more
Martine
How is one to feel about a protagonist who frequently displays signs of elitism, sexism, bigotry and homophobia, finds himself worryingly attracted to young girls, has no goal in life except to make himself useful to damsels in distress, and drinks away his career and marriage, ending up a mere shadow of his former self? Is one supposed to regard him as a tragic hero? Is one to sympathise with him? And if one does sympathise with him, is that because of the way he was written, or rather because ...more
Jeffrey Keeten
Mar 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1930s, hollywood, 1920s
“I don't ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me there'll always be the person I am to-night.”

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If you were to meet Dick and Nicole Diver at a party, a restaurant, or on the beach, you would leave them feeling as if you had been in the presence of greatness. They are both witty, charming, gorgeous, majestic, sexy, and in command of whatever situation they find themselves in. They are the sun and moon merged together, and no one shines brighte
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Ahmad Sharabiani
(Book 638 from 1001 books) - Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender Is the Night, is the fourth and final novel, completed by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine, between January and April 1934, in four issues.

Dick and Nicole Diver are a glamorous couple, who take a villa, in the South of France, and surround themselves, with a circle of friends, mainly Americans.

Also staying at the resort are Rosemary Hoyt, a young actress, and her mother
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Ilse
To me the title was the best part of the book.
Vit Babenco
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tender Is the Night is a flowery derision of the beautiful people’s world and a bitter tale of ruination.
There are man and wife living in comfort and luxury…
She is enigmatic and beautiful…
She sat in the car, her lovely face set, controlled, her eyes brave and watchful, looking straight ahead toward nothing. Her dress was bright red and her brown legs were bare. She had thick, dark, gold hair like a chow’s.

He is courageous and beautiful…
Save among a few of the tough-minded and perennially suspici
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Jeanette (Ms. Feisty)
This book is so pointless, you could read the chapters in random order and probably not feel like you'd missed much. This marks my second and final attempt to read it. I almost made it to the halfway point this time. If you loved The Great Gatsby, don't get your hopes up for this one to be anything close to that good. You'll be disappointed. ...more
Warwick
I mean…it begins badly, tails off a bit in the middle, and the less said about the ending the better.

Occasionally, there are books that leave you at a loss as to how to dismiss them. Reading this I kept thinking of a line from Stoppard's The Real Thing: ‘There’s something scary about stupidity made coherent. I can deal with idiots, and I can deal with sensible argument, but I don’t know how to deal with you.’ Tender is the Night is not stupid, but it is, if you like, triviality made coherent. Th
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Richard (on hiatus)
Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
We first meet Dick and Nicole Diver on the beach in the south of France. They are a golden couple, beautiful and rich. All those around them are slightly in awe, especially Rosemary Hoyt, a very young actress who immediately convinces herself she’s fallen in love with Dick.
The Divers epitomise cool, they are self assured, well travelled and fashionable - they belong to a set of well off Americans who drift around Europe, sometimes with purpose, some times indolently.
Rosemary is accepted into t
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Violet wells
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was besotted with Scott and Zelda in my youth. Along with Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield I read everything about them I could lay my hands on. And I loved this novel because of how much obvious autobiography it contained. And to some extent the measure of enjoyment you glean from Tender will depend on how heavily you are invested emotionally in Scott and Zelda's real-life story. Because, despite all the smokescreens, the ruse that Dick and Nicole are based on Gerald and Sarah Murphy, i ...more
Kelly
Jun 11, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This is my favorite Fitzgerald book. I read it back to back with This Side of Paradise last year, which was an interesting experiment. I had the young, beautiful, self-confident Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald of post-Zelda's craziness, dark dark alcoholic Fitzgerald. Besides showing obviously how much his skills had improved, it showed the sheer range he was capable of as well. This is a dark, depressing novel. Loss, loneliness, isolation, desolation. It does not end well. But the sheer power of ...more
Vessey
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
SPOILERS


"He wished she had no background, that she was just a girl lost with no address save the night from which she had come."


Tender is the Night is a love story. It is also a story about loneliness. But mostly, it is about the need to love and belong. Dick Diver falls in love with mentally ill woman and marries her. But he never truly finds happiness with her. He falls in love with an young actress, but he never gets to be with her, because his connection with and his love for his sick wi
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Margaret M (Semi hiatus until October)
Tender is the night, peaceful is the Rivera setting and fascinating is a novel that is scathing in its messaging as it mediates in heavy themes of infidelity, materialism, alcoholism, child abuse, mental illness, and vanity but most of all moral suppression in pursuit of pleasure.

A novel that makes no apologies for shining a light on the moral shortcomings of society, the burden of class, wealth and expectation, and the power of love and lust that turns people blind, as the characters are forced
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ariel
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i knew a dick once. his name was sam, and he was a star. people gravitated toward him everywhere he went. i did, too. he radiated light and fun and when he talked to you, he made you feel like the most important person in the room. he partied hard, and he was the type of person you wanted to party with, because it was always a good time. he was the son of a diplomat, knew five languages, and always knew exactly what to say or do to get the situation how he wanted it. when i was about sixteen, we ...more
Jonathan
Jun 23, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who don't do anything without first consulting Mother.
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Helene Jeppesen
Jan 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5/5 stars.
This book was a hot mess and such a disappointment compared to "The Great Gatsby" which is a favourite of mine. Right from the beginning, I had no idea where this dishevelled story was going, and having now finished it I'm still not sure what the overall point of it was.
Sure, "Tender Is the Night" comes with some beautiful passages and observations on life and people, but it also comes with a bunch of contradicting themes and destinies that all go in different directions. I get tha
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Shovelmonkey1
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who want to see beyond Gatsby
Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: 1001 books list
For the longest time I lived an F. Scott Fitzgerald free existence. The name was familiar enough although I mostly associated it with those bulky Penguin Classics which are prone to making me break out in a cold-sweat. Weighty tomes burdened by commentary on class difference, forbidden or tormented or doomed romance, some of which are drier than a mouthful of Jacob's Crackers.

I am F. Scott Fitzgerald-free no longer! And how glad does this make me? Very. I read The Great Gatsby a couple of month
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Kirk
Dec 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a hard but necessary book to read. It should be the type of plot we're attracted to, because it's a dissolution story, not unlike LOST WEEKEND or LEAVING LAS VEGAS, to name but two examples of the genre. And yet many friends I share this with just can't get into it. Part of the blame lies with the style: it's just so damned intricate and thick, it tends to scare away those who don't want to be ravished by style. As someone who does, I can get lost in this book any day of the week. I rere ...more
Sawsan
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Losing is a part of being a human, and sometimes the more you lose, the more vulnerable and tender you are
a kind of social and psychological story follows the life of Dick Diver and the nature of his marital relationship over years
his life gradually was torn apart, he was lost between a trivial life, the psychological problems of his wife, faded career and an affair with a young actress
finding himself adrift in a world that is entirely purposeless
bitter but beautiful written novel, Fitzgerald w
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Steven Godin
Time is our most valuable commodity. Had enough of this!, Dick is precisely one of those, Rosemary is leaving me with clammy hands of bored annoyance, and Nicole appears to be living on another planet.

Two reasons why the two stars,
Beautiful sounding title
The French Riviera

Two reasons that stopped me trowing this out the window in frustration,
It's a borrowed book (from a rather charming lady)
Wouldn't want to knock somebody out on the sidewalk, I am on the fourth floor!
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Roman Clodia
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
September 2021 reread

He had lost himself - he could not tell the hour when, or the day or the week, the month or the year... Yet he had been swallowed up like a gigolo, and somehow permitted his arsenal to be locked up in the Warren safety-deposit vaults.

This is such a rich, dense and diffuse book that it's hard to do a quick 'what it's about' statement without simplifying and reducing and, in the process, erasing what makes it so marvellous. It is about idealism, especially in relation to l
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Lisa
Why am I drawn to dark and destructive stories of breakage and damage in beautiful settings?

Please don't answer this question. It is better danced away in a glorious Antibes summer night!

Tender is the literature that touches on the invisible abyss underneath the perfect reflection in the surface.
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Duane
With the popularity of Fitzgerald, it's difficult to comprehend that he only wrote four novels, this being the last. It's a dark novel because it was written at a dark time in his life. Zelda's illness, financial problems, and alcoholism all contributed to Fitzgerald's frame of mind. I've read several negative reviews of this novel here on Goodreads saying it is depressing, the characters are shallow and unlikeable. That may be partly true, but their struggles and problems, their desires and bet ...more
Michael Finocchiaro
This was Fitzgerald's last book, the one after The Great Gatsby. It is extremely well-written and equally extremely depressing. There is murder and incest and the hapless Dick aimlessly looking for meaning in life and never quite finding it. It is definitely worth reading after you have finished Gatsby, but not recommended if you are already feeling blue because it will definitely not cheer you up. The language is superb though and therefore I gave it 4 stars. ...more
·Karen·
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: usa
There is something deeply ambivalent about Fitzgerald's appraisal of the dissipation, drunkenness and fatuous frivolity of a world to which he himself belonged. Surely we can only condemn the characters for their snobbery, their thoughtlessness, their attitude that money should get them out of the kind of difficulty that they have brought upon themselves through ignorance, self-deception or sheer bloody-mindedness? And yet at the same time we can feel sympathy for fragile Nicole, for Dick's desc ...more
Rowena
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american-lit
"After lunch they were both overwhelmed by the sudden flatness that comes over American travellers in quiet foreign places. No stimuli worked upon them, no voices called them from without, no fragments of heir own thoughts came suddenly from the minds of others, and missing the clamour of Empire they felt that life was not continuing here."- F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald has an absolutely beautiful way with words. He uses very stylized language and writes down some profoun
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Empress
Aug 12, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: poor little rich girls.
Shelves: suck-a-tating
I am trying to like this book because for some reason I think that I should.
But, in truth, I am finding it quite dull and painfully slow.
Maybe I lack in patience or sophistication, because--given other reviews of this book--there is a good chance I am missing something (or simply haven't read enough into it yet--apparently it gets good after the tedious first 100 pages...)
But so far, I am pretty seriously bored and disintersted in his saga about rich people, poor misunderstood movie stars and
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Tim
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, france
It took Fitzgerald so long to write this novel that it’s inevitably flawed. It seems to me he began with a view to distancing himself from himself and Dick Diver was conceived as a fictional character modelled on someone Fitzgerald knew. However as the novel progresses Diver becomes more and more Fitzgerald himself and the novel becomes ever more autobiographical. This is what ultimately gives it its beautiful heartbreaking quality – it’s the fictionalised story of Fitzgerald’s marriage to Zelda ...more
Daniel Clausen
"Tender is the Night" is an interesting dinner guest that arrives half-drunk seems amusing but shallow, but then, as the night wears on, reveals itself as something deep, thoughtful, and yes, even tender.

It's the story of one couple -- Dick and Nicole Diver; a charismatic American family living in France. They are charming, they are exceptional, they are fun, and of course, they are also flawed...and their tale is tragic. In short, this book is a classic and a joy to read.

I'm always cautious a
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Pink
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a lot of feelings about this book and about Scott and Zelda's relationship, which was the basis of this story.

First of all, I think his writing is a mess. It's often in need of a good edit and here is no different. The chapters were shuffled around, looking for an order to make it work and finally settled with flashbacks, rather than a linear order. While I think that was the right decision, you can see that chapters could be chopped and changed and often read independently of one anothe
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfini ...more

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