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The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel. Together with The Great Gatsby and Selected Stories. by  F. Scott [Harold Pinter] Fitzgerald - Signed First Edition - 1941 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 126456)

The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel. Together with The Great Gatsby and Selected Stories.

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The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel. Together with The Great Gatsby and Selected Stories.

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott [Harold Pinter]

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. First edition with the "A" and the publisher's seal on the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Harold Pinter, who wrote the screenplay to the 1976 film The Last Tycoon, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Robert DeNiro, Tony Curtis and Jack Nicholson. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Foreword by Edmund Wilson. A unique example. Unfinished at the time of his death, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon is a story of doomed love set against the extravagance of America's booming film industry. The studio lot looks like 'thirty acres of fairyland' the night that a mysterious woman stands and smiles at Monroe Stahr, the last of the great Hollywood princes. Enchanted by one another, they begin a passionate but hopeless love affair, starting with a fast-moving seduction as slick as a scene from one of Stahr's pictures. The romance unfolds, frame by frame, watched by Cecilia, a thoroughly modern girl who has taken her lessons in sentiment and cynicism from all the movies she has seen. Her buoyant humour and satirical eye perfectly complement Fitzgerald's panorama of Hollywood at its most lavish and bewitching. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation" '. It is the basis for the 1976 film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based on Harold Pinter's screenplay, starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jack Nicholson, Donald Pleasence, Jeanne Moreau, Theresa Russell and Ingrid Boulting.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
126456
Title
The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel. Together with The Great Gatsby and Selected Stories.
Author
Fitzgerald, F. Scott [Harold Pinter]
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1941
Keywords
F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed, Harold Pinter First Edition, The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel. Together with The Great Gatsby and Selected Stories.

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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