Thursday, 28 February 2013

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Definitive Edition of This Side of Paradise
- Carefully selected period photos illustrating the text
- Complete and unabridged edition

‘Fitzgerald is one of the greatest modern writers’ Malcolm Bradbury, The Guardian

‘The glorious spirit of abounding youth glows throughout this fascinating tale’ New York Times

‘A memorable and deeply moving piece of work’ Richard Church

‘His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings’ Ernest Hemingway

THIS SIDE OF PARADISE is F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel and was a massive success on its release, its first print run sold out in three days.

It resonated with the bright and brittle young things of the Jazz Age and launched Fitzgerald on his legendary career. It is a classic coming of age tale written with the passion and verve of a young man desperate for wealth and fame so that he can marry the woman he loves.

This is the definitive, complete, original version in a stylishly presented edition with ten carefully selected pictures of the period. The images put the text in context as well as illustrate the story. It also includes a linked table of contents so you can quickly go to the part you want.


Amory Blaine’s adolescence and youth are described, as he evolves into a ‘personage’. His mother is a rich and eccentric woman who raises him in an unorthodox manner. The handsome young man attends St Regis prep school, followed by a period at Princeton University. He pursues literature and love with idle brilliance. After a spell in the army, he works in advertising and falls in love with a New York debutante called Rosalind.

Other books by F. Scott Fitzgerald available in the Classic Books Editions featuring period photographs


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