This Side of Paradise: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Published by Scribner's, New York, 1920
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First edition of Fitzgerald's first novel and greatest success.The first printing consisted of 3000 copies; two reprints were called for within a month. Inscribed to a member of the Princeton class of 1920: "For Jerry English -- (Remember now its a solemn promise about June) F. Scott Fitzgerald - April Fools day 1920- -Cottage Club, Princeton." It was in the library at the Cottage Club that Fitzgerald began writing This Side of Paradise, in it he described the club as "an impressive mélange of brilliant adventurers and well-dressed philanderers". April 1, 1920 was six days after the novel's publication, Fitzgerald had returned to Princeton to be there for the event; eight copies are known that were inscribed at Princeton at the time (Bruccoli and Broughton, "F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Marketplace" (2009)). Two days later Scott and Zelda were married in New York. Original green cloth, very good, hinges tightened, unobtrusive ring mark on cover. Full morocco clamshell case. Bookseller Inventory # 27866

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Title: This Side of Paradise

Publisher: Scribner's, New York

Publication Date: 1920

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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