From Collins Classics and the author of ‘The Great Gatsby’ a marriage unravels in this autobiographical tale.
‘Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.’
Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, American Dick Diver and his wife Nicole are the epitome of chic, living a glamorous lifestyle and entertaining friends at their villa. Young film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives in France and becomes entranced by the couple. It is not long before she is attracted to the enigmatic Dick, but he and his wife hold dark secrets and as their marriage becomes more fractured, Fitzgerald laments the failure of idealism and the carefully constructed trappings of high society in the Roaring Twenties.
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A novel set on the French Riviera during the 1920s. A beautiful young film star becomes entangled in the messy marriage of two well-off Americans, and as the fragile structures of the marriage fall apart, the personal tolls are found to be almost too great to abide.Product Description:
Dick and Nicole Diver appear perfect - they are handsome, rich, glamorous and fun. But something is wrong. Nicole has a secret and Dick a weakness. Together they head towards the rocks on which their lives crash and only one of them really survives.
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Book Description Collier, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140082034