Item #66101 THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. F. Scott Fitzgerald.


London: The Grey Walls Press, 1948. Hardcover. The second British edition. 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. Small octavo. Original gray cloth binding, with gilt titles. The top edge is dust stained, with some very light foxing to the extremities. The dust jacket is price-clipped, with some browning and wear along the edges; else about very good. Bruccoli A5.3. Very good / Very good. Item #66101

Price: $150.00

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