Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: If the Roaring Twenties are remembered as the era of "flaming youth," it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who lit the fire. His semiautobiographical first novel, This Side of Paradise, became an instant bestseller and established an image of seemingly carefree, party-mad young men and women out to create a new morality for a new, post-war America. It traces the early life of Amory Blaine from the end of prep school through Princeton to the start of an uncertain career in New York City. Alternately self-confident and self-effacing, torn between ambition and idleness, the self-absorbed, immature Amory yearns to run with Princeton's rich, fast crowd and become one of the "gods" of the campus. Hopelessly romantic, he learns about love and sex from a series of beautiful young "flappers," women who leave him both exhilarated and devastated. Fitzgerald describes it all in intensely lyrical prose that fills the novel with a heartbreaking sense of longing, as Amory comes to understand that the sweet-scented springtime of his life is fragile and fleeting, disappearing into memory even as he reaches for it.
Review: Fitzgerald's first novel, reprinted in the handsome Everyman's Library series of literary classic, uses numerous formal experiments to tell the story of Amory Blaine, as he grows up during the crazy years following the First World War. It also contains a new introduction by Craig Raine that describes critical and popular reception of the book when it came out in 1920.
Title: This Side of Paradise
Publisher: The Reader's Digest Association Inc
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Reader's Digest, 2003. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95410281
Book Description The Reader's Digest Association Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book club edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # 518286489
Book Description The Reader's Digest Association Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2726477292
Book Description The Reader's Digest Association Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0743247299 New Condition. Different cover than shown. Bookseller Inventory # UD9-VB9V-M234
Book Description The Reader's Digest Association Inc, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. None (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0743247299