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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN13: 978-0020199854
Title: The Love of the Last Tycoon
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (April 14, 1995)
Pages: 192

The Love of the Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Home F. Scott Fitzgerald The Love of the Last Tycoon. The love of the last ty. .The Love of the Last Tycoon, . com, or by regular mail to Simon & Schuster, In. Permissions Dept. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, or by fax to (212) 698-7284. Visit ww. imonsaysauthors. for additional information about F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald died suddenly of a heart attack (December 21, 1940) the day after he had written the first episode of Chapter 6 of his novel

This was F. Scott Fitzgerald's final book. He never finished it. On December 21, 1940, the day after he wrote chapter 6, Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack. For an unfinished novel The Last Tycoon is a powerful work. I feels like a second draft rather than the first draft that it apparently is. Heavens, the man could write! I'm not sure why GR has this book listed under the title The Love of the Last Tycoon.

Includes detailed sketches, outlines, plans for the book, which was sadly left unfinished at the end of its sixth chapter.

At the worst I accepted Hollywood with the resignation of a ghost assigned to a haunted house. I knew what you were supposed to think about it but I was obstinately unhorrified. This is easy to say, but harder to make people understand. When I was at Bennington some of the English teachers who pretended an indifference to Hollywood or its products really hated it. Hated it way down deep as a threat to their existence

The Love of the Last Tycoon A western by F. Episode 13. Fresh as the morning I went up to see him a week later. Or so I thought; when Wylie called for me I had gotten into riding clothes to give the impression I’d been out in the dew since early morning. I’m going to throw myself under the wheel of Stahr’s car, this morning, I said. It’s one of the best cars Mort Flieshacker ever sold second hand. Not on your flowing veil, I answered like a book. You have a wife in the East. She’s the past, he said.

Personal Name: Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Publication, Distribution, et. Cambridge ; New York On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

About book: I have now read all of Fitzgerald's major published works. After finishing The Love of The Last Tycoon, the incomplete manuscript on his desk when he died, I ask immediately wonder how this novel differs from his other works. Did he know he had this one last chance to voice his ideas? Did he compile the breadth of his lifelong learning into his final literary hero? Unfortunately, we can only speculate on these questions.

The Love of The Last Tycoon is an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, compiled and published posthumously, in 1941. Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks . or later and iOS . 3 or later or a Mac with iBooks . or later and OS X 1. or later. More by F. Flappers and Philosophers. This Side of Paradise.

The Last Tycoon, edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, is a restoration of the author's phrases, words, and images that were excised from the 1940 edition, giving new luster to an unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday. The Last Tycoon is now available for the first time in paperback.
Reviews: 7
I read this book as a teen-ager, when I read almost everything else that Fitzgerald wrote, and I didn't particularly like it. Re-reading it nearly 40 years later, I can more easily recognize the seeds of greatness contained within its pages. For one thing, this is the most Gatsby-like of Fitzgerald's other novels, so if you love Gatsby, you will probably like Monroe Stahr. Like Gatsby, Stahr began life as a child of poverty, with big dreams of power, riches, and grandeur, which he achieves while still in his thirties. Also like Gatsby, Stahr pines for an idealized past love, in this case his deceased wife, Minna Davis, a celebrated film star who died tragically young. Again, like Gatsby, Stahr is something of a mysterious, romantic loner with few real friends; but unlke Gatsby, he suffers from an unspecified "heart condition" that we are told will take his life in a matter of months (the real-life model for Stahr, Irving Thalberg, died at 37).

And also unlike Gatsby, Stahr falls in love with a woman who is nothing like the typical "Fitzgerald heroine." Kathleen Moore, a bit part player who physically resembles the idealized Minna Davis, is definitely NOT, as Fitzgerald described his most famous female character (Daisy Buchanan) "the king's daughter, the golden girl."

She is rather a woman making her own way alone in the world, not like the pampered society girls based on Fitzgerald's own wife, Zelda, or his lost love from his college days, Ginevra King. Born in a London slum, Kathleen is beautiful, but grew up in even more impoverished circumstances than Stahr, and is an orphan; she literally survives by a series of alliances with men in more fortunate positions. (It is probable that Kathleen is based on Fitzgerald's Hollywood mistress, the 40s gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, who was also English. and who also grew up in very unfortunate circumstances.)

At the time this novel was written, Zelda was in a mental institution and Scott was working as a hack Hollywood screenwriter to pay the bills, but he still valued her opinion, and when he showed her drafts of this novel, she greatly disliked the character of Kathleen. I don't know if she knew about Scott's relationship with Sheilah Graham, but she definitely was smart enough to recognize that Kathleen was very different from the characters that Scott had based on herself and on Ginevra King, and resented it.

There are many passages here that are pure magic, such as the scene where Stahr first encounters Kathleen, riding atop a paper mache film prop on an impromptu river created by a broken water main after an earthquake, and the scene where Stahr describes the magic of "making pictures" to a famous novelist who just can't get the hang of the craft of screenwriting. This unfinished manuscript is worth reading just for those two passages alone. Also, although it is unfinished, the book does include Fitzgerald's detailed notes of how he wanted to complete the story, and you can get a rough idea of how it would have played out if he had lived to finish it.

As I write this review, HBO has just announced that it is developing a series based on this novel; I hope they don't turn it into Hollywood hackery. Although Fitzgerald might have considered that rough justice, as, in the twilight of his all-too-brief years on this earth, he came to see himself as something of a hack as well, as clearly delineated in his self-deprecatory collection of Hollywood short stories, the Pat Hobby stories.
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE KINDLE EDITION ONLY. Be aware that the "Kindle Edition" being offered up here is NOT the Restored/Authorized Bruccoli edition of this novel. It's just a cheap epub version of the same old earlier "six chapter" edition of the novel that you can now find almost anywhere for free. If you really want this specific edition of the text advertised on this page, the Authorized Bruccoli text, you won't get it by choosing the Kindle option. Just a heads up in case you need it for a class or something (like I did).
I do not think it is necessary to "review" Fitzgerald's writing - he is, after all, a classic.
The title of this digital edition is somewhat confusing, but don't worry: it IS "The Last Tycoon" as complete as it could be, considering that Fitzgerald never had a chance to finish it. Actually, based on the material that the editors (many thanks to them!) included, Fitzgerald had left us with less than a half of his project. There's nothing anyone can do about that... It looks like the creators of this addition managed to collect everything that was left by the author.
Overall - with the main text and the accompanying notes and analysis - it is a comprehensive tribute to Fitzgerald's tremendous talent.
The Love of the Last Tycoon was the final and incomplete novel from the pen of F. Scott Fitzgerald. (1896-1940). Scott died at the home of Sheila Graham the English gossip columnist with whom he was living. His wife Zelda was in a North Carolina mental institution while he was fighting his own demons of alcoholism and a bad heart.
The Love of the Last Tycoon tells the truncated tale of Monroe Stahr (get it-STAR!). Stahr is the head of production of films at a major studio. Think boy wonder of MGM Irving Jerome Thalberg. Thalberg and his wife Norma Shearer knew Fitzgerald. He had worked for less than a year as a scriptwriter at MGM. He was fired and at the time of his death was hawking scripts to studios and supporting himself by writing for periodicals such as The Saturday Evening Post, Liberty and Colliers. He was poor; his literary reputation in shards.
The short fragment of the novel we have (about 130 pages) is told in narration by Cacelia Brady the rich Bennington educated daughter of the unscrupulous movie mogul Pat Brady (based on Louis B. Mayer). Brady is a womanizer who is crudely and ruthlessly seeking to grasp the reigns of studio power by acing out Stahr for control.
Stahr is a workaholic and driven soul dying of a weak heart. He is the widower of a movie star. Stahr becomes romantically involved with a young English sophisticate named Kathleen. She ditches him for her fiancee. Stahr finds comforts in the arms of his secret admirer whose affections become overt-young Cacelia. As the novel fragment ends they are on the way to a party at the Barrrymore home.
This would have been one of Fitgerald's best books if he had lived to revised the narration and tie together loose ends. As it stands this work is a glimpse through the Hollywood keyhole of the golden studio era. A well written and spun tole of greed, sex and power in the California sun.
I loved the way his mind worked, and the surprising images he threw at us. I also loved to hear his version of the Hollywood he knew. The relationships he described were refreshing and unexpected. It was great also to read his unfinished ideas and notes.
Very F Scott atmosphere....All good especially Kelsey....So enrapt I ordered the "book" but not only unfinished it is just scribbled notes so don't bother...Having read his books I think this series is at least close to what he would have written.....
Final work of F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by people who clearly loved him and the novel. Includes detailed sketches, outlines, plans for the book, which was sadly left unfinished at the end of its sixth chapter.