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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781409150374

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A mesmerising and lavish story of Hollywood’s Golden Age from the author of The Great Gatsby.

1930s Hollywood. The depression has receded, the studios are booming, and the glitz and glamour are bewitching. But for Cecilia Brady, this is just life. That is, until she meets Monroe Stahr…

Stahr is at the centre of it all. A genius production chief in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cecilia is mesmerised. But Stahr’s attentions are caught elsewhere – in the arms of a mysterious woman – and Cecilia watches as a passionate but doomed love affair unfolds.

Little by little, Stahr loses his grasp on this fickle world. Fighting with his writers and declaring war on the Union bosses, he is saved from tragedy only by Fitzgerald’s own death.

Although THE LAST TYCOON will forever remain unfinished, it is a work of unrivalled potential, exposing a Hollywood we no longer know. One of stars in ascension, and the great picture men in free fall.


It would have been Fitzgerald's best novel . . . Even in this truncated form it not only makes absorbing reading; it is the best piece of creative writing that we have about one phase of American life - Hollywood and the movies
New York Times
Wonderful . . . a novel about Hollywood, written from the inside
Sunday Times
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings
Ernest Hemingway