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This Side of Paradise Kindle ´ This Side  ePUB · This Side of Paradise, by F Scott Fitzgerald, is part of the Barnes Noble Classicsseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes Noble Classics New introductions commissioned from today s top writers and scholarsBiographies of the authorsChronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural eventsFootnotes and endnotesSelective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the workComments by other famous authorsStudy questions to challenge the reader s viewpoints and expectationsBibliographies for further readingIndices Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest Barnes Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works If the Roaring Twenties are remembered as the era of flaming youth, it was F Scott Fitzgerald who lit the fire His semi autobiographical first novel, This Side of Paradise, became an instant best seller 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 CityAlternately 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 Sharon G Carson is Professor Emerita in the English Department at Kent State University, where she has taught for thirty five years She is the author of numerous articles and essays on modern and contemporary fiction

10 thoughts on “This Side of Paradise

  1. Matt Matt says:

    Very few things matter and nothing matters very much F Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of ParadiseReading The Great Gatsby was an important experience for me, coming as it did at a time when my love for reading was threatening to lapse Having loved books from a very young age, high school English proved a bucket of cold water for my ardor It wasn t that I struggled Quite the opposite

  2. Jason Koivu 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 th

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani 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 Princeton University student who dabbles in literature The novel explore

  4. Glenn Sumi 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

  5. Jared Logan 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

  6. Jim Fonseca 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 he

  7. David Fleming 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

  8. Oriana 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 w

  9. Maxwell 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 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 sentence

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