This Side of Paradise

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Description

This 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

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
July 14, 1998
Pages
288
Dimensions
4.81 X 0.63 X 8.44 inches | 0.53 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780684843780
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About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) is regarded as one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. His short stories and novels are set in the American 'Jazz Age' of the Roaring Twenties and include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night, The Great Gatsby, The Last Tycoon, and Tales of the Jazz Age.
James L. W. West III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University and general editor of Penn State Studies in the History of the Book. He has published some twenty scholarly editions--among them editions of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt; F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise and Trimalchio; and William Styron's Inheritance of Night and Letters to My Father. West's books include American Authors and the Literary Marketplace Since 1900 (1988), William Styron: A Life (1998), and The Perfect Hour: The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King (2005). He has been awarded fellowships and grants from the J. S. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Academy in Rome. West has held Fulbright appointments in England at Cambridge University and in Belgium at the Université de Liège.

Reviews

Chicago Tribune Bears the impress of genius...splendid and fascinating.