THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. F. Scott Fitzgerald.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Hardcover. First edition, third printing (April, 1920), lacking tipped-in "The Author's Apology" leaf. The author's first novel, which takes its title from a line in Rupert Brooke's poem Tiare Tahiti. Fitzgerald displays his unparalleled wit and keen social insight in this portrayal of college life through the struggles and doubts of Amory Blaine, a self-proclaimed genius with a love of knowledge and a penchant for the romantic. As Blaine journeys into adulthood and leaves the aristocratic egotism of his youth behind, he becomes painfully aware of his lost innocence and the new sense of responsibility and regret that has taken its place. The novel remains crucial to an understanding about the changes of the Jazz Age and their effects on the individual. Octavo. Original dark bluish green cloth binding, with gilt and blind-stamped titles. Extremely unobtrusive remnants of a removed label to the rear pastedown, with some general dust staining to the top edge. The spine is faded just a touch, with a very slight ripple in the cloth on the front board and some occasional mild edgewear; else very good. Bruccoli A5.1.c. Very good. Item #66062

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