Zelda Fitzgerald's only novel, Save Me The Waltz (1932) was written in six weeks after her admission to a sanatorium. It covers the period of her life that her husband F Scott Fitzgerald used in his Tender is the Night (1934). During the First World War, Alabama Beggs is a Southern belle. She d+®buts into adulthood with wild parties, dancing and drinking, and flirting with the young officers posted to her home town. Then Lieutenant David Knight appears on the scene, and Zelda marries him. David Knight is also a novelist, and like Zelda, Alabama is an aspiring dancer. She is committed to her dance training, attending her ballet studio in Paris every day, but refuses to accept that she might not become the great dancer that she ardently longs to be, threatening her health and her marriage.