Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.95
List price: $14.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

This Side of Paradise

by

This Side of Paradise Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

First published in 1920, This Side of Paradise marks the beginning of the career of one of the greatest writers of the first half of the twentieth century. In this remarkable achievement, F. Scott Fitzgeralddisplays his unparalleled wit and keen social insight in his portrayal of college life through the struggles and doubts of Amory Blaine, a self-proclaimed genius with a love of knowledge and a penchant for the romantic. AsAmory journeys into adulthood and leaves the aristocratic egotism of his youth behind, he becomes painfully aware of his lost innocence and the new sense of responsibility and regret that has taken its place.

Clever and wonderfully written, This Side of Paradise is a fascinating novel about the changes of the Jazz Age and their effects on the individual. It is a complex portrait of a versatile mind in a restlessgeneration that reveals rich ideas crucial to an understanding of the 1920s and timeless truths about the human need for--and fear of--change.

"A very enlivening book indeed, a book really brilliant andglamorous, making as agreeable reading as could be asked . . . There are clever things, keen and searching things, amusingly young and mistaken things, beautiful things and pretty things . . . and truly inspired andelevated things, an astonishing abundance of each, in THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. You could call it the youthful Byronism that is normal in a man of the author's type, working out through a well-furnished intellect of unusualcritical force."

--The Evening Post, 1920

"An astonishing and refreshing book . . . Mr. Fitzgerald has recorded with a good deal of felicity and a disarming frankness the adventures anddevelopments of a curious and fortunate American youth. . . . [It is] delightful and encouraging to find a novel which gives us in the accurate terms of intellectual honesty a reflection of American undergraduate life. Atlast the revelation has come. We have the constant young American occupation--the 'petting party'--frankly and humorously in our literature."

--The New Republic, 1920

"From the Paperback edition."

Synopsis:

The story of the privileged, aimless and self-absorbed Amory Blaine and his journey from prep school to Princeton to the First World War is an exuberant pastiche of literary styles that intimates Fitzgerald's lyrical genius while calling attention to his breathtaking social insight.

About the Author

Susan Orlean is the author of The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, The Orchid Thief, and Saturday Night. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758867
Introduction:
Orlean, Susan
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Orlean, Susan
Introduction:
Orlean, Susan
Author:
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Author:
Orlean, Susan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Advertising
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Danish
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 2001-2737
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.75 in 0.55 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Penguin...
    Used Trade Paper $7.00
  2. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Modern... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. Oroonoko (Penguin Classics) Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics) Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. Emma (Modern Library Classics) Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. Moll Flanders (Modern Library Classics) Used Trade Paper $3.95

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Anatomy and Physiology

This Side of Paradise Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.95 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780375758867 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The story of the privileged, aimless and self-absorbed Amory Blaine and his journey from prep school to Princeton to the First World War is an exuberant pastiche of literary styles that intimates Fitzgerald's lyrical genius while calling attention to his breathtaking social insight.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.