From "Collins Classics" and the author of "The Great Gatsby" - now a major film - a marriage unravels in this autobiographical tale. "Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure". Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, American Dick Diver and his wife Nicole are the epitome of chic, living a glamorous lifestyle and entertaining friends at their villa. Young film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives in France and becomes entranced by the couple. It is not long before she is attracted to the enigmatic Dick, but he and his wife hold dark secrets and as their marriage becomes more fractured, Fitzgerald laments the failure of idealism and the carefully constructed trappings of high society in the Roaring Twenties.
`Tender is the Night` is a story set in the hedonistic high society of Europe during the `Roaring Twenties`. A wealthy schizophrenic, Nicole Warren, falls in love with Dick Diver - her psychiatrist. The resulting saga of the Divers` troubled marriage andtheir circle of friends, includes a cast of aristocratic and beautiful people, unhappy love affairs, a duel, incest, and the problems inherent in the possession of great wealth. Despite cataloguing a maelstrom of interpersonal conflict, `Tender is the Night` has a poignancy and warmth which springs from the quality of F.Scott Fitzgerald`s writing and the tragic personal experiences on which the book is based.