The Last Tycoon

» F. Scott Fitzgerald

Penguin Classics : Fitzgerald Classics - Coralie Bickford-Smith
Hardback : 04 Nov 2010

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Synopsis

Their eyes 'met and tangled. For an instant they made love as no one ever dares to do after. Their glance was slower than an embrace, more urgent than a call'.

A novel of the glittering decadence of Hollywood in its heyday, this was Fitzgerald's last work and he died without completing it. The novel's tragic tycoon hero is Stahr. Caught in the crossfire of his own effortless cynicism and his silent, secret vulnerability, Stahr inhabits a world dominated by business, alcohol and promiscuity. If there is a moral or social necessity to film-making in this West Coast never-never land, Stahr does not always believe in it. If there is love he does not always see it. The sharpness of Fitzgerald's prose, the steely simplicity of his style, give a cutting edge to this study of Hollywood in the thirties, from which Fitzgerald draws a painfully bitter-sweet love affair and bids his own poignant farewell to the Great American Dream.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9780141194080
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 208
Published : 04 Nov 2010
Publisher : Penguin Classics

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