This Side Of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald, bestselling author of The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. Published in 1920 this novel is set in post World War I America and follows the greed, social climbing youth at Princeton University. Many of the elements of the book are taken from Fitzgerald's own biography. The novel explores several styles of writing and has become an early Modernist classic.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.
Published May 27, 2003 by Scribner. 304 pages
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on Sep 15 2011

If you like anything about Fitzgerald’s style, give this book a chance.

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Today, it still boasts one unfailing asset – a driving thirst for life – making it an engaging tale for all young adults to enjoy.

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on Oct 01 2009

A good book for diehard Fitzgerald fans, but for me it doesn't come close to "The Great Gatsby."

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Josh Beckelhimer 11 Sep 2013

Rated the book as 4.5 out of 5