This Side of Paradise




      This Side of Paradise
100 Copy Limited Edition This Side of Paradise centres on Amory Blaine, a young Midwesterner who, convinced that he has an exceptionally promising future, attends boarding school and later Princeton University Amory has an unsuccessful attempt at love, and is shipped overseas to serve in World War I When Amory returns home, he struggles to find love among the status driven women of New York City.This Side of Paradise is F Scott Fitzgerald s debut novel Published in 1920 and taking its title from a line of Rupert Brooke s poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post World War I youth Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is clearly based on Fitzgerald Both are from the Midwest, attended Princeton, served in the army, and had a failed romance with a debutante The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status seeking.This cloth bound book includes a Victorian inspired dust jacket, and is limited to 100 copies. Best Read [ This Side of Paradise ] by [ F. Scott Fitzgerald ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers Fitzgerald was of the self styled Lost Generation, Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.

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  • Hardcover
  • 220 pages
  • This Side of Paradise
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • English
  • 23 May 2017
  • 1772266035

10 thoughts on “ This Side of Paradise

  1. Matt says:

    I ve always thought that English teachers need to take a lesson from drug dealers hook kids while they re young with good product In this analogy, F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby is pure, high grade cocaine, given away at the nearest street corner It is an acknowledged classic, always in the running for the Great American Novel It is accessible, with prose that is simple yet beautiful The story is straightforward and relatable and as reductive as a boy trying to impress and win overI ve always thought that English teachers need to take a lesson from drug dealers hook kids while they re young with good product In this analogy, F Scott Fitzgerald s The Great Gatsby is pure, high grade cocaine, given away at the nearest street corner It is an acknowledged classic, always in the running for the Great American Novel It is accessible, with prose that is simple yet beautiful The story is straightforward and relatable and as reductive as a boy trying to impress and win over a girl And it runs deep with themes and symbols, so that an...

  2. Jason Koivu says:

    Entitlement courses through every word and hemorrhages forth with a youthful flair for dramatics That a momentary blemish can nearly bring a girl to tears of despair, that looking into the very face of death wrangles only a moment s serious reflection before thoughts are turned back to the senior prom these scenes seem too fantastical to believe And yet, I am angered by them I loath these characters nonchalance about life and lives If they were not authored into existence with such undeni Entitlement courses through every word and hemorrhages forth with a youthful flair for dramatics That a momentary blemish can nearly bring a girl to tears of despair, that looking into the very face of death wrangles only a moment s serious reflection before thoughts are turned bac...

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    This side of paradise, F Scott Fitzgerald 1896 1940 This Side of Paradise is the debut novel by F Scott Fitzgerald It was published in 1920 Taking its title from a line of Rupert Brooke s poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post World War I youth Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Prince...

  4. Glenn Sumi says:

    An Apprentice Work, With Flashes Of Genius This Side Of Paradise was Fitzgerald s first novel, the one that made him, at age 23, a literary star, the unofficial chronicler of the flapper era It was such a success that his ex girlfriend, Zelda Sayre, agreed to marry him And we know how that turned out Autobiographical protagonist Amory Blaine is insufferably narcissistic and egotistical Fitzgerald waclass gr hostedUserImg This An Apprentice Work, With Flashes Of Genius This Side Of Paradise was Fitzgerald s first novel, the one that made him, at age 23, a literary star, the unofficial chronicler of the flapper era It was such a success that his ex girlfriend, Zelda Sayre, agreed to marry him And we know how that turned out Autobiographical protagonist Amory Blaine is insufferably narcissistic and egotistical Fitzgerald was clearly aware of this, and there sthan a bit of satire to his portrait of the vain golden boy he titled an earlier version The Romantic Egotist Structurally, the book is all over the place, a collection of vignettes, impressions, poems there s even something resembling a one act play near the end WWI is oddly glossed over in an interlude.It s a coming of age novel with an experimental feel at one point Fitzgerald refers to Joyce s A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man, and you can sense its influence, especially in the second half The book covers Amory s comfortable midwest childhood, his Princeton years and the restl...

  5. Jared Logan says:

    The Great Gatsby is colossal It s one of those books from your high school reading list that you probably still like I do I love Gatsby When I saw the Baz Luhrman movie was coming out I remembered that I once promised myself I would read all of F Scott Fitzgerald s novels This Side of Paradise is his first novel, published in 1920.It s not a good book, but it s a sincere book It s an everything and the kitchen sink book You can tell young F Scott Fitzgerald put EVERYTHING HE The Great Gatsby is colossal It s one of those books from your high school reading list that you probably still like I do I love Gatsb...

  6. Jim Fonseca says:

    This was Fitzgerald s first novel, published when he was 23 So it s a coming of age novel and semi autobiographical Our main character, Amory, is presented to us as a not very likeable egotistical young god he wondered how people could fail to notice he was a boy marked for glory He s so remarkable looking that a middle aged woman turns around in the theater to tell him so He s the football quarterback but hey, who cares, he gives that up We are told older boys usually detested him H This was Fitzgerald s first novel, published when he was 23 So it s a coming of age novel and ...

  7. David Fleming says:

    So how is it that this novel, despite it s shortcomings, was still able to be successful Ask any New York agent to represent your literary novel with a male protagonist and he ll tell you Literary novel s with a male protagonist are hard sells And they are Think about it How many literary novels with male protagonists have you enjoyed in the last, say, five years Probably zero The key to the success of This Side of Paradise is in Fitzgerald s mastery of the Male Protagonist in a Literar So how is it that this novel, despite it s ...

  8. Oriana says:

    after reading Meh Meh, meh, meh See, this is the problem with re reading books that shine so bright in your memory sometimes they just don t live up I mean, there s really no reason I shouldn t have loved this book It s filled with philosophical musings and snappy, flirty dialogue it s pleasantly disjointed, very slice of life y it s definitely full of verve and probably powerful ideas but I just couldn t get into it I was in fact very impatient throughout I found Amory Blaine to be a bit after reading Meh Meh, meh, meh See, t...

  9. Maxwell says:

    DNFing this one Maybe it s because I m not in the mood, or maybe it s just slow and not my jam in general Either way, just thinking about picking this book up was not inspiring me to read so I m done.

  10. Lee Klein says:

    Of all the writing by writers in their early 20s I ve read and written , this book is down the street and around the corner from most I wish I d read about the Romantic Egotist before I wrote a book called Incidents of Egotourism in the Temporary World that also takes place in the Princeton area I loved when Amory Blaine biked at night with a friend from P ton to my hometown Fitzgerald writes sharp, swervy, gorgeous, clever sentences, pretty much always with his eyes on the socio existential pr Of all the writing by writers in their early 20s I ve read and written , this book is down the street and around the corner from most I wish I d read about the Romantic Egotist before I wrote a book called Incidents of Egotourism in the Temporary World that also takes place in the Princeton area I loved when Amory Blaine biked at night with a friend from P ton to my hometown Fitzgerald writes sharp, swervy, gorgeous, clever sentences, pretty much always with his eyes on the socio existential prize Also, really funny 30 LOLs, at least Self consciously episodic in structure, with a conventional, linear, there and back again, rising arc NOT lacking structure, as so many muffinheads on here say the plot is propelled by Amory s thoughts about his emotional intellectual progressionthan old fashioned conflict resolution Also, I think he s conscious of most of the things people on here level at him re class he seems to meoften critical than co...

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