This Side of Paradise
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jul 5, 2010 - 166 pages
This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book's critical success was driven in part by the enthusiasm of reviewers. For example, H. L. Mencken wrote that This Side of Paradise was the "best American novel that I have seen of late."
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 and has the book's theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking.
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Fitzgerald is having a big year (see News, LJ, November 1, p. 16). Not only were three scholarly titles published to celebrate his recent centenary (LJ 9/1/96), but this, his first novel, has now ... Read full review