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Everyman's Library #227: This Side of Paradise

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This Side of Paradise is the book that established F. Scott Fitzgerald as the prophet and golden boy of the newly dawned Jazz Age. Published in 1920, when he was just twenty-three, the novel catapulted him to instant fame and financial success. The story of Amory Blaine, a privileged, aimless, and self-absorbed Princeton student, This Side of Paradise closely reflects Fitzgerald's own experiences as an undergraduate. Amory Blaine's journey from prep school to college to the First World War is an account of "the lost generation." The young "romantic egotist" symbolizes what Fitzgerald so memorably described as "a new generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken." A pastiche of literary styles, this dazzling chronicle of youth remains bitingly relevant decades later.

"This Side of Paradise commits almost every sin that a novel can possibly commit," wrote Edmund Wilson. "But it does not commit the unpardonable sin: it does not fail to live. The whole preposterous farrago is animated with life."

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Far from being distracting, Fitzgerald's formal inventiveness and verve only heighten our sense that the world being described is our own modern world. A profound coherence informs 'This Side of Paradise'--a coherence born of its author's uncanny ability to revel in thee fragmented surfaces of human life while exploring and comprehending its serene depths.

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ISBN:
9780679447238
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
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General
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Literary
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Fiction
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American
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Novels and novellas
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Literature
Subject:
Advertising
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Young men
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World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Young men -- United States -- Fiction.
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Children of the rich
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;classic;literature;american;classics;20th century;american literature;1920s;jazz age;fitzgerald;coming of age;lost generation;college;america;f. scott fitzgerald;modernism;classic literature;princeton;20th century literature;american fiction
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
227
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.32x5.35x1.02 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Far from being distracting, Fitzgerald's formal inventiveness and verve only heighten our sense that the world being described is our own modern world. A profound coherence informs 'This Side of Paradise'--a coherence born of its author's uncanny ability to revel in thee fragmented surfaces of human life while exploring and comprehending its serene depths.
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