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The story of Amory Blaine's adolescence and undergraduate days at Princeton, This Side of Paradise captures the essence of an American generation struggling to define itself in the aftermath of World War I and the destruction of "the old order".

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxx).

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as ‘grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken’. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work): six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces. Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that ‘He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a “generation” … he might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.’

Table of Contents

This Side of Paradise Acknowledgments

Introduction by Patrick O'Donnell

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text

This Side of Paradise

Book One: The Romantic Egotist

I. Amory, Son of Beatrice

II. Spires and Gargoyles

III. The Egotist Considers

IV. Narcissus Off Duty

[Interlude: May, 1917 - February, 1919.]

Book Two: The Education of a Personage

I. The Débutante

II. Experiments in Convalescence

III. Young Irony

IV. The Supercilious Sacrifice

V. The Egotist Becomes a Personage

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140189766
Introduction:
O'Donnell, Patrick
Author:
O'Donnell, Patrick
Notes by:
O'Donnell, Patrick
Introduction by:
O'Donnell, Patrick
Introduction:
O'Donnell, Patrick
Author:
O'Donnell, Patrick
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Advertising
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Series Volume:
103-964
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.80x5.10x.70 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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