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    DescriptionThis Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald's romantic and witty first novel, was written when the author was only twenty-three years old. This semiautobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine received critical raves and catapulted Fitzgerald to instant fame. Now readers can enjoy the newly edited, authorized version of this early classic of the Jazz Age, based on Fitzgerald's original manuscript. In this definitive text, This Side of Paradise captures the rhythms and romance of Fitzgerald's youth and offers a poignant portrait of the "Lost Generation."

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    This Side of Paradise
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486289991
    ISBN 10: 0486289990

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC20: 813.52
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    LC classification: PS3511.I9T
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    LC classification: PS3511.I9 T48 1996C
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    26 August 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review text
    The book that established Fitzgerald's reputation as the chronicler of a doomed generation of young Americans between the wars. Amory Blaine resolves to rebel against his staid, mid-western upbringing and to gain a a patina of east coast sophistication: in his quest for sexual and intellectual enlightenment he embarks on a series of relationships through which he learns that money cannot buy love, before he finds himself cast adrift in the real world. (Kirkus UK)
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    Fitzgerald's first novel, "This Side of Paradise" (1920) was an immediate, spectacular success and established his literary reputation. Perhaps the definitive novel of that "Lost Generation," it tells the story of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student who halfheartedly involves himself in literary cults, "liberal" student activities, and a series of empty flirtations with young women. When he finally does fall truly in love, however, the young woman rejects him for another. After serving in France during the war, Blaine returns to embark on a career in advertising. Still young, but already cynical and world-weary, he exemplifies the young men and women of the '20s, described by Fitzgerald as "a generation grown up to find all gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken."