Uncommonly beautiful first paperback printing of the edition that helped revive the reputation of the novel Fitzgerald considered his greatest.
TENDER IS THE NIGHT
"The famous novel of a strong, strange love – and a man who risked destruction" (front cover).
Essentially out of print between the book's original publication date (1934) and this edition due to the novel's poor critical and popular reception, this cover largely dispenses with literary allusions and aspirations, walking a line between sultry and romantic. It appeared to succeed: Scribner's brought the book back into print in hardcover the following year.
New York: Bantam Books. Bantam A867, (1950). 6.5'' x 4.25''. Original color pictorial mass market wrappers (35c). All edges stained yellow. 2 pages of ads at rear. , 345,  pages. Reading crease and just a bit of rubbing.
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