The Last Tycoon is the last novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The most interesting aspect of this novel is that the author sadly passed away before completing it. So what do we read? The last part of the book consists of the author’s notes and the notes from his friends. So if you think that the last chapters of the book are a summary, the Fitzgerald you know stands before you.
The Last Tycoon is set in the heyday of Hollywood, in the 1930s. Stahr, who has worked in the studio from a young age and has reached significant positions in his career, pursued a rather hopeless and rather dangerous love affair. We read it through the eyes of a girl in love with him, and one cannot help but fall slowly under Stahr’s spell with her. On the other hand, you will read how things work in Hollywood; the power struggles, intrigues and absurd relationships. When you see what kind of darkness there is under all that sparkle, well, you will not be surprised. If you like Fitzgerald, you should read this last book. Enjoy!
The Last Tycoon
The Last Tycoon, edited by the renowned literary critic Edmund Wilson, was first published a year after Fitzgerald’s death and includes the author’s notes and outline for his unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, a character inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and short-story writer. He was best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age—a term which he popularized.
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