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Publisher Comments:

The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, is a restoration of the author's phrases, words, and images that were excised from the 1940 edition, giving new luster to an unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday. The Love of the Last Tycoon is now available for the first time in paperback.

Review:

"A new, fascinating perspective on Fitzgerald's work, and the novel writing process in general." David Wiegand, The San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Literary detective Bruccoli has produced a remarkable feat of scholarship in this welcome critical edition....[He] has restored Fitzgerald's original version and has also restored the narrative's ostensible working title..." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Though there are snatches of brilliance throughout, the text is not polished to the fine luster readers expect....The Cambridge edition of The Love of the Last Tycoon is a superlative literary Christmas present. Essential..." Library Journal

Review:

"No other Fitzgerald-related work [Bruccoli] has done is likely to be as important....The Love of the Last Tycoon carries the authority of a great writer working very close to the top of his form." Scott Donaldson, Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Bruccoli's introduction and account of the composition of the novel are sensitive and nuanced....The book has marvelous set pieces, vivid cinematic images, and sustained invention...a few of the reasons the book endures." David Freeman, The Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Definitive." Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

Fitzgerald's last novel, published posthumously in 1941, was edited by Edmund Wilson, who attempted to polish the work to make it appear less like a work in progress. This version of the acclaimed Cambridge Critical text draws on the manuscript and Fitzgerald's own working drafts, notes, revisions, and corrections.

Synopsis:

The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, is a restoration of the author's phrases, words, and images that were excised from the 1940 edition, giving new luster to an unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday. The Love of the Last Tycoon is now available for the first time in paperback.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780020199854
Editor:
Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Editor:
Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph
Editor:
Bruccoli, Matthew J.
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Hollywood
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Motion picture industry -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
F. Scott Fitzgerald; jazz age; This Side of Paradise; Zelda Sayre; Zelda Fitzgerald; Fitzgerald; expatriate writers; Gertrude Stein; Ernest Hemingway; John Dos Passos; great american novel; Beautiful and Damned; The Great Gatsby; Tender Is the Night; The
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Scribner Classic
Series Volume:
no.13
Publication Date:
April 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 5.565 oz

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Product details 192 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780020199854 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A new, fascinating perspective on Fitzgerald's work, and the novel writing process in general."
"Review" by , "Literary detective Bruccoli has produced a remarkable feat of scholarship in this welcome critical edition....[He] has restored Fitzgerald's original version and has also restored the narrative's ostensible working title..."
"Review" by , "Though there are snatches of brilliance throughout, the text is not polished to the fine luster readers expect....The Cambridge edition of The Love of the Last Tycoon is a superlative literary Christmas present. Essential..."
"Review" by , "No other Fitzgerald-related work [Bruccoli] has done is likely to be as important....The Love of the Last Tycoon carries the authority of a great writer working very close to the top of his form."
"Review" by , "Bruccoli's introduction and account of the composition of the novel are sensitive and nuanced....The book has marvelous set pieces, vivid cinematic images, and sustained invention...a few of the reasons the book endures."
"Review" by , "Definitive."
"Synopsis" by , Fitzgerald's last novel, published posthumously in 1941, was edited by Edmund Wilson, who attempted to polish the work to make it appear less like a work in progress. This version of the acclaimed Cambridge Critical text draws on the manuscript and Fitzgerald's own working drafts, notes, revisions, and corrections.
"Synopsis" by , The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, is a restoration of the author's phrases, words, and images that were excised from the 1940 edition, giving new luster to an unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday. The Love of the Last Tycoon is now available for the first time in paperback.
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