This Side Of Paradise

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Harper Collins, May 15, 2012 - Fiction - 230 pages
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Amory Blaine is an accomplished, attractive Princeton student who aspires to greatness. Called to serve during the First World War, Amory returns after the war and settles in New York where he falls in love with Rosalind Connage, a beautiful debutante with aspirations of her own. At turns wildly optimistic and bitterly cynical, This Side of Paradise is the story of what happens to love when it becomes distorted by greed.

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Great read with beautiful text, but you have to take into consideration that the idea of a 'flapper girl' was fairly new at the time and appealed to the jazz age; not so much us. The book is almost like a auto biography of Fitzgerald's life from childhood to the point where he wrote it and is all about him finding himself and learning to not depend on things like social class, wealth, and women to determine his self worth; a lesson that still applies today. The only thing I found off about it was the rushed beginning, but that could be due to the fact that he was writing it during the war and Fitzgerald wasn't sure he (an infantry soldier) was going to live. 

Contents

Section 25
Section 26
Section 27
Section 28
Section 29
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 33
Section 34
Section 35
Section 36
Section 37
Section 38
Section 39
Section 40
Section 41
Section 42
Section 43
Section 44
Section 45
Section 46
Section 47
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F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Army and worked briefly in advertising. He married his wife, Zelda, in 1920, a week after his first novel, This Side of Paradise, was published. His works, considered by many to be classics, include The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and the uncompleted The Last Tycoon. He died of a heart attack at the age of 44.

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