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ISBN: 0684843781 / ISBN-13: 9780684843780

This Side of Paradise

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'I sure am up in the air. I know I'm not a regular fellow, yet I loathe anybody else that isn't' On the eve of a dance at the Greenwich County Club, ... Show synopsis

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  • This Side of Paradise (Scribner Book Company) – Trade paperback (1998)
    by F Scott Fitzgerald, James L W West, III (Preface by), Professor Matthew J Bruccoli (Afterword by)

    This Side of Paradise

    Trade paperback, Scribner Book Company
    1998
    English
    Annotated.
    288 pages

    ISBN: 0684843781
    ISBN-13: 9780684843780

    This classic novel, first published in 1920, tells the story of Amory Blaine's moral education and sexual awakening, brilliantly capturing the rhythms of postwar America and the spirit of a generation dedicated to the pursuit of excitement, sophistication, and success.

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The Pageturner

Difficult Read, Fickle Hearts

by The Pageturner on May 24, 2009

This novel is excellent for Fitzgerald's first and it exerts an aura of beauty. It's language is very beautiful and colorful, very far from achromatic. I'd call it a "glitter" book. I was a bit surprised to find people of color in the book, however, they were simply a part of the scenery, the same level as an adjective almost, which is expected since it WAS written in the 1920's. The main character is likeable, yet complex. Romantic egotist is the perfect description of him. It seems as if he wants to acquire all the knowledge he can, but never seems to be satisfied with any aspect of life. If one were to think deeply on this concept, this book is rather depressing. Though this is my first Fitzgerald book, it is definitely not my last.

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nwiley

The Romantic Egotist

by nwiley on Jul 8, 2007

F. Scott Fitzgerald?s first published novel, This Side of Paradise, masterfully illustrates his ability at a young age to combine fiction with reality within a novel. Although, the novel is loosely based upon Fitzgerald?s own life leading up to and after his time at Princeton University, the novel also contains some of the earliest evidence of Fitzgerald?s ability to write good fiction. The novel tells the story of Amory Blaine coming of age in the roaring twenties. Amory struggles with the trials and tribulations of first love, social, financial and educational status. While the novel chronicles Amory?s education and career, it truly captures the essence of ?young love?, by focusing heavily on Blaine?s numerous love interests. While the novel seems to wander at times, it is only because the novel is a combination of Fitzgerald?s previous short stories and poems. This being Fitzgerald?s first major novel, This Side of Paradise, contains certain elements of rawness and innocence that Fitzgerald?s later works are missing. These elements can also be attested to the age at which he wrote this story, and his own innocence. This novel came before Fitzgerald?s rise and ultimate fall, which affected his later work greatly. This Side of Paradise, is a true literary masterpiece which rings true on so many levels of human experience.

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