THE LAST TYCOON by F. Scott Fitzgerald

THE LAST TYCOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title story is an unfinished piece, here published for the first time, along with the outline for completion, notes as to characters, situations, etc, and interpretation on the part of people to whom Fitzgerald talked before his death. A story along the lines of The Great Gatsby, rather than his earlier work, but dealing with a Hollywood magnate with ideals, and his struggles to see things through without succumbing to the Hollywood tactics. A good deal of labor trouble -- and intimations that the ideals were going to be snowed under. Situations and dialogue more or less characteristic of the best Fitzgerald work, though obviously ""in the raw"". In addition, the volume includes The Great Gatsby, May Day, Diamond Big as the Ritz, Crazy Sunday, The Rich Boy and Absolution. The importance of the collection however, lies in the unfinished bit, -- a portrait of the moving picture world from unballyhoo angle, of a driving force behind an organization, no holds barred, nor horses spared, in the portrayal.

ISBN: 1408446170
Publisher: Scribner