The Last Tycoon Topics for Discussion

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This is an unfinished novel presented to the reader with only the first quarter of the novel actually written in a narrative form with the final parts of the novel synopsized. Do you think the publishers and editors of this novel should have published it this way or should they have finished it first? Is it possible for anyone to know for sure how Fitzgerald intended to finish the novel? Do you believe the synopsis to be accurate to Fitzgerald's wishes after reading the notes at the end of the novel?

Consider the point of view of this novel. Do you think the habit of Cecilia to imagine what really happened between Stahr and Kathleen to be accurate or tinged by Cecilia's own romantic feelings toward Stahr? Could the novel have been written as effectively if done in another point of view? Would Cecilia's character have been...

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