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Tender is the Night

Tender is the Night

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender is the Night Book One, Chapter Fourteen Summary

  • Nicole is too tired, but Rosemary, Dick, and the Norths go to an art exhibit. Rosemary feels better with Nicole gone; she’s scared of her.
  • The group has dinner on a houseboat and Rosemary drinks alcohol for the first time ever, champagne, and tells them it was her eighteenth birthday yesterday. Dick says that they will give her a dinner the next night.
  • Abe and Mary discuss their plans. Abe has to go back to America to work on music, and Mary has to go to Munich to work on her singing.
  • Abe teases Dick about not finishing his "scientific treatise," and Dick says he might just abandon the whole thing, shocking Mary. He politely refuses to discuss it.

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