THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. F. Scott Fitzgerald.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Hardcover. First edition, eleventh printing (March, 1921). 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. Faint stain to the fore-edge, with a very slight lean to the spine. The boards are extremely clean and bright. Better than very good. Accompanied by a pristine facsimile dust jacket. Bruccoli A5.1.k. Very good. Item #66065

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