THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. F. Scott Fitzgerald.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing (April, 1920) with the publisher's seal and no indication of later printings on the copyright page. 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. Small crease to the top corner of p.21-22. Some light dust staining to the top edge, with just a hint foxing along the extremities. Minor bit of mottling to the spine head and along the rear joint; the boards are otherwise clean and bright. Accompanied by a pristine facsimile dust jacket. Bruccoli A5.1.a. Very good. Item #66064

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