The Love of the Last Tycoon: A Western

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Paper Book, 1994





New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1994.


The Love of 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 expose of the studio system in its heyday. The Love of the Last Tycoon is now available for the first time in paperback.

Media reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
"A new, fascinating perspective on Fitzgerald's work, and the novel writing process in general."

User reviews

LibraryThing member KatieANYC
Unfinished and clearly still working towards where it would ultimately land, but still incredibly crisp and evocative.
LibraryThing member HadriantheBlind
The author's last book, and a very incomplete one at that. One can see some fragments of the genius that wrote Gatsby, but there isn't very much left here to admire. Fame destroys.



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