Tender Is the Night | Study Guide

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Book 1, Chapters 1–2 The novel opens with a detailed description of the setting: the rose-colored building and beautiful beach of Gausse's ... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 3–4 Over a midday meal with her mother, when she gets back to the hotel, Rosemary announces: "I fell in love on the beach.... Read More
Book 1, Chapter 5 In this chapter Rosemary makes the trip to Monte Carlo to see the producer Earl Brady, "nearly as sulkily as it was poss... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 6–8 This chapter opens on Friday afternoon the day of the Divers' planned dinner party. Nicole, looking as beautiful as ev... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 9–11 Brady's chauffeur takes Brady, Rosemary and her mother, and Royal Dumphry to Gausse's Hôtel. The Divers' chauffeur dri... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 12–15 This chapter begins in a restaurant in Paris, where Dick, Rosemary, the Norths, and "two young French musicians" are w... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 16–18 The morning after Rosemary throws herself at Dick, she wakes up "cooled and shamed." However, as she and Nicole spend ... Read More
Book 1, Chapter 19 At 11:00 on the morning after the all-night party, Abe North is at the train station in Paris, about to depart on his tr... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 20–21 Having lunch after the experience in the train station, everyone is upset and unhappy. They soon go their separate way... Read More
Book 1, Chapters 22–25 The next morning Nicole Diver is awakened by a knock at the hotel door. Dick Diver is not there. When Nicole opens the... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 1–4 Book 2 goes backward in time, with Chapter 1 set in Zurich in spring 1919. The purpose is to explain more details abou... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 5–7 This chapter tells of the first meetings between Dick Diver and Nicole after his return to Zurich. The first evening N... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 8–10 Dick Diver is miserable over the next weeks. He misses Nicole desperately. When he spies her with her sister one day, ... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 11–12 This chapter opens in August 1925 as Dick and Mrs. Speers are together at a café. She makes reference to the events th... Read More
Book 2, Chapter 13 In Gstaad Nicole and Dick Diver are with Baby Warren and two suitors she has brought along. Nicole desperately wants Dic... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 14–15 The Divers have been in Zurich for 18 months as this chapter opens. Dick awakens from a dream about war and diagnoses ... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 16–18 Three months after Nicole's breakdown, Dick asks Franz for a leave of absence. He says he must get away, get some rest... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 19–21 Dick retrieves his father's body in Buffalo and then takes it to Virginia for burial "among a hundred Divers, Dorseys,... Read More
Book 2, Chapters 22–23 At dinner with Collis Clay, Dick is in a foul mood. He uncharacteristically tries to pick a fight with Italians by tal... Read More
Book 3, Chapter 1 On the day before Dick is to return from Rome, Franz Gregorovius's wife Kaethe talks to her husband, expressing her disl... Read More
Book 3, Chapter 2 In May a despondent Dick enters Franz Gregorovius's office. He has lost his most interesting patient, the American paint... Read More
Book 3, Chapter 3 A week later back at the clinic in Zurich, Dick Diver is approached by an extremely irate man, who is the father of a pa... Read More
Book 3, Chapter 4 Villa Diana is rented out for the summer, so the Divers travel around Europe until they can return home. Dick's focus is... Read More
Book 3, Chapters 5–6 In April the Divers are living in Villa Diana again. On the day this chapter opens, Dick is firing their cook, Augusti... Read More
Book 3, Chapter 7 As the Divers go to the beach the next day to see Rosemary, Nicole's musings focus on when and how the actual split-up o... Read More
Book 3, Chapters 8–9 Nicole prepares carefully for Tommy's arrival and is pleased by the shape her body is in. She is excited "to be worshi... Read More
Book 3, Chapter 10 At 2:00 in the morning the phone rings. Nicole wakes up, but Dick answers it. It is the police in Antibes calling; they ... Read More
Book 3, Chapter 11 The next day Dick and Nicole do something they have always done together; they visit the barber to get haircuts and sham... Read More
Book 3, Chapters 12–13 Dick spends his last full day at Villa Diana with his children. Saying goodbye to them is very painful. He leaves note... Read More
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