This Side Of Paradise
This Side of Paradise
This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature. The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking.
''A truly amazing first novel.'' --H. L. Mencken --American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English
''Bears the impress of genius . . . Splendid and fascinating.'' --Chicago Tribune
''The glorious spirit of abounding youth glows throughout this fascinating tale . . . As a picture of the daily existence of what we call loosely 'college men,' this book is as nearly perfect as such a work could be . . . It could have been written only by an artist who knows how to balance his values, plus a delightful literary style.'' --New York Times
About the Author
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 December...