Essential Penguin:Tender Is The Night
‘Tender is the Night’ is based upon the author’s unhappy marriage, and was written as he was experiencing the tragedies of his wife’s nervous breakdown and his own decline.
New Penguin Essentials edition of the heartbreaking classic of the roaring twenties, Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
‘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 tonight.’
American psychoanalyst Dick Diver and his wife Nicole live in a villa on the French Riviera, surrounded by a circle of glamorous friends. When beautiful film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives she is drawn to the couple – Dick contemplates an affair, while Nicole believes she’s found a new best friend. But a dark secret lies at the centre of the Divers’ marriage. A secret which could destroy Dick and Nicole and those close to them . . .