New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book with spine gilt a trifle dulled and minor rubbing or wear to the boards. Lacking the dust jacket. Internally an excellent copy.
Nearing the end of his life, Fitzgerald contemplates marriage, success, and the emotional toll that mental health problems can take on a couple. This haunting novel set in the 1920s follows Dick and Nicole Driver’s troubled marriage, and the damage imposed by his affair with a young actress. These same troubles were echoed in Fitzgerald’s own family; his wife Zelda, having struggled her whole life with depression, had been placed long-term in a sanitarium, while Fitzgerald battled alcoholism and strove to re-launch his career in Hollywood. Unbeknownst to the author, this self-reflecting book would be the last of his lifetime. Near Fine (Item #2914)