This Side of Paradise
2 Ungluers have Faved this Work
Login to Fave
First published in 1920, This Side of Paradise marks the beginning of the career of one of the greatest writers of the first half of the twentieth century. In this remarkable achievement, F. Scott Fitzgerald displays his unparalleled wit and keen social insight in his 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 Amory 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. Clever and wonderfully written, This Side of Paradise is a fascinating novel about the changes of the Jazz Age and their effects on the individual. It is a complex portrait of a versatile mind in a restless generation that reveals rich ideas crucial to an understanding of the 1920s and timeless truths about the human need for--and fear of--change. "A very enlivening book indeed, a book really brilliant and glamorous, making as agreeable reading as could be asked . . . There are clever things, keen and searching things, amusingly young and mistaken things, beautiful things and pretty things . . . and truly inspired and elevated things, an astonishing abundance of each, in THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. You could call it the youthful Byronism that is normal in a man of the author's type, working out through a well-furnished intellect of unusual critical force." --The Evening Post, 1920 "An astonishing and refreshing book . . . Mr. Fitzgerald has recorded with a good deal of felicity and a disarming frankness the adventures and developments of a curious and fortunate American youth. . . . [It is] delightful and encouraging to find a novel which gives us in the accurate terms of intellectual honesty a reflection of American undergraduate life. At last the revelation has come. We have the constant young American occupation--the 'petting party'--frankly and humorously in our literature." --The New Republic, 1920 From the Paperback edition.
This book is included in Project Gutenberg.
Why read this book? Have your say.
You must be logged in to comment.
Rights InformationAre you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an Unglue.it rights holder.
This work has been downloaded 1091 times via unglue.it ebook links.
- 20 - mobi (0.2) (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 15 - pdf (0.2) (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 10 - epub (0.2) (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 43 - mobi (0.2) (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 27 - pdf (0.2) (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 27 - epub (0.2) (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 120 - pdf (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 58 - epub (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 55 - mobi (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 50 - mobi (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 55 - pdf (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 41 - epub (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 65 - mobi (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 64 - pdf (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 64 - epub (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 69 - epub (CC BY-NC) at Github.
- 111 - epub (PD-US) at Google Books.
- 101 - pdf (PD-US) at Google Books.
- 96 - epub (PD-US) at Project Gutenberg.
- Accessible book
- Advertising -- Fiction
- American Manuscripts
- Children of the rich
- Children of the rich -- Fiction
- Classic Literature
- College stories
- College students
- College students -- Fiction
- Fiction in English
- In library
- Love stories
- Protected DAISY
- World War, 1914-1918
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Fiction
- Young Adult Fiction
- Young men
- Young men -- Fiction
Copy/paste this into your site: