In first issue dust jacket. Signed by Fitzgerald at one of the few signing.Not long after Scribners first published. Fitzgerald was in Baltimore, Maryland to. Accompany Zelda Fitzgerald, who was under.
Psychiatric care at John Hopkins University. In the spring of 1932, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald ensconced themselves in La Paix, near Baltimore, Maryland.
Scott was determined to finish the novel he had been working on since the publication of THE GREAT GATSBY. Zelda ardently practiced her ballet, painted and worked on her writing. That was due to the Saturday Evening Post's acceptance of three short stories: "Family in the Wind, " "The Rubber Check, " and What a Handsome Pair! One would think all would be right in the Fitzgerald realm.
Zelda's insistence on competing with Scott incited discord. Scott did his best; however, Zelda's mental turbulence, his financial concerns and the stress of finishing his novel only increased his dependency on alcohol.
There were times when the Fitzgeralds appeared in public a normal family: at dinners, movies, and social occasions. But life at La Paix grew more and more difficult. The main hindrance to tranquility was the Fitzgeralds' endless arguing over who had the right to use their histories.
Scott believed it was his material; however, Zelda insisted on using it for her novel, Save Me the Waltz. Adolph Meyer, of the Phipps Clinic, encouraged Zelda to write about her past, which only made Scott angry with Meyer.
Scribners published Zelda's novel in 1932. Scott believed they'd hit rock bottom.
Zelda's novel didn't sell well; but Instead of retreating from her position, she wrote a play, Scandalabra , produced for the Junior Vagabonds of Baltimore. In August 1933, Zelda accidently started a fire in an unused fireplace, which damaged a portion of the mansion, and they were given notice of the termination of their lease. Scott's good friend, Ring Lardner, died.The Fitzgeralds moved and were now lodged in a townhouse at 1307 Park Avenue, Bolton Hill, in Baltimore proper. Despite all the disruptions, Tender Is the Night was nearing completion. Zelda was registered as a patient at Craig House. Not long after moving to the Bolton Hill area, Scott found a cherished enclave in the Owl Bar of the Hotel Belvedere. There, he drank with other writers, artists, and journalists; discussed books, paintings, and events in Europe. One night, Scott was on a binge similar to one Edgar Allen Poe occasionally experienced; and, if it hadn't been for Louis Azrael, a noted Baltimore newspaperman, he might've ended up the just same -- dead in a gutter. Not long after, Fitzgerald put Azrael's name down in his personal ledger, referring to him as one Baltimore's outstanding young men. A note to Azrael from Fitzgerald read, It's just possible you saved my life. I don't know what would've happened to me wandering about the streets in that condition.
Azrael, himself, was a recovering alcoholic, and could relate to Fitzgerald's turmoil. He could see Fitzgerald was bordering on alcohol poisoning.After Fitzgerald's recuperation at John Hopkins, the two men met again and found they had a good expanse of common ground. Louis Azrael was a respected journalists, so when he spoke at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings it was an event. Was it possible that Azrael arranged a book-signing for Scott Fitzgerald at Hochschild Kohn & Company's downtown department store after TENDER IS THE NIGHT was published in April 1934? Could it be as a favor, and admiring of Fitzgerald's writing, that Louis Azrael used his influence to arrange a special event at Hochschild Kohn's? Two original first edition, first printings of TENDER IS THE NIGHT, acquired from two widely different sources at two different, both with Hochschild Kohn bookseller stamps and both with a signature of F. Scott Fitzgerald on the front flyleaf could be a coincidence -- however, it could also be a hint of a literary event covered over by the turbulence of time. Stephen Vincent Benet wrote of F. Scott Fitzgerald after he died, You can take off your hats now, gentleman, and I think perhaps you had better. This is not a legend, this is a reputation - and seen in perspective it may well be the most secure reputation of our time.
On April 12, 1934 Scribners published 7,600 copies of the first edition, first printing of F. Scott Fitzgerald's TENDER IS THE NIGHT. SCOTT FITZGERALD SIGNED FIRST EDITION. SCOTT FITZGERALD signed first edition TENDER IS THE NIGHT in dust jacket 1934" is in sale since Friday, January 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "caledoniahhm6" and is located in Crested Butte, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.