Author(s): Fitzgerald FS
The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel about a Hollywood producer who finds himself not only struggling to find love and success in a world of cut-throats, but who is in the ultimate struggle for his own life. The Last Tycoon is Fitzgerald's final work, a novel he was working on at the time of his death. The novel was published after editing by fellow writer and friend, Edmund Wilson, with the aid of Fitzgerald's notes and outlines. The novel was intended to be as compact and tightly constructed as The Great Gatsby, with a subject matter deeper and more complex than Gatsby. Fitzgerald was well on the way of accomplishing this goal. The Last Tycoon remains a testament to Fitzgerald's literary genius.