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Everybody Was So Young - by Amanda Vaill (Paperback)

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The real-life models for F. Scott Fitzgerald's characters Nicole and Dick Diver in "Tender is the Night, " Gerald and Sara Murphy were at the center of social and artistic life for the likes of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, and other famous names during the 1920s. Photos.



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A dazzling biography for readers of The Great Gatsby and other Lost Generation authors

Gifted artist Gerald Murphy and his elegant wife, Sara, were icons of the most enchanting period of our time; handsome, talented, and wealthy expatriate Americans, they were at the very center of the literary scene in Paris in the 1920s. In Everybody Was So Young Amanda Vaill brilliantly portrays both the times in which the Murphys lived and the fascinating friends who flocked around them. Whether summering with Picasso on the French Riviera or watching bullfights with Hemingway in Pamplona, Gerald and Sara inspired kindred creative spirits like Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald even modeled his main characters in Tender is the Night after the couple. Their story is both glittering and tragic, and in this sweeping and richly anecdotal portrait of a marriage and an era, Amanda Vaill "has brought them to life as never before" (Chicago Tribune).



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"An exhaustively researched and brilliantly rendered biography."
--Los Angeles Times

"[This is] a marvelously readable biography . . . elegantly written."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant and wise account."
--San Francisco Chronicle



About the Author



Amanda Vaill is a writer and critic whose work has appeared in numerous national publications. This is her first book. She lives in New York City.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.05 Inches (H) x 5.34 Inches (W) x 1.13 Inches (D)
Weight: .96 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 512
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Historical
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Format: Paperback
Author: Amanda Vaill
Language: English
Street Date: April 20, 1999
TCIN: 11980825
UPC: 9780767903707
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-9895
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.13 inches length x 5.34 inches width x 8.05 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.96 pounds
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