Study Guide

Tender is the Night Book Two, Chapter Seventeen

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book Two, Chapter Seventeen

  • Dick runs into Tommy in Munich and Tommy comments that Dick doesn’t look well. Dick doesn’t feel up for conversing with him.
  • Tommy was with a prince he’d helped escape from Russia. Tommy also informs Dick that he read in the paper that Abe was "beaten to death" in a "speakeasy" (a place where liquor was sold during prohibition) in New York City. Dick is shocked.
  • He goes back to his hotel and sleeps. When he wakes a parade of veterans are passing by his window, going to honor the graves of their dead.
  • He feels so sad for Abe’s death and for his lost youth.