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This Side of Paradise Hardcover – July 14, 2006
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Fitzgerald's first novel, reprinted in the handsome Everyman's Library series of literary classic, uses numerous formal experiments to tell the story of Amory Blaine, as he grows up during the crazy years following the First World War. It also contains a new introduction by Craig Raine that describes critical and popular reception of the book when it came out in 1920. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Fitzgerald's first novel, about a coterie of Princeton socialites, appears in a 75th anniversary edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
I recommend the novel to anyone, especially fans of Salinger and other Fitzgerald novels.
He is a truly great american novelist, only surpassed in my opinion by Steinbeck, and maybe only because I find Steinbeck'stories more interesting and moving. The only reason I Itook a star out is the poems interspeded in the story. He was a far better novelist than poet and I did not enjoy them much, with few exceptions.
All in all a great reading and a most enjoyable one. I particularly enjoyed his descriptions of his love interests and how social conventions affectted them, particularly his last love interest, europpean influenced wild child. You could feel her dispair at being talented but not able to put those talents to good use. You come to know all his girls so well. It was for me the best achieved parts of the book.by far. And the most enjoyable too.