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The Resource This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

Label
This Side of Paradise
Title
This Side of Paradise
Statement of responsibility
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A young man searches for himself in the American upper-class society of the pre- and post-World War I era
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
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027332
Cataloging source
HCO
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1896-1940
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Index
no index present
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1070
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
This Side of Paradise
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307416490
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
This Side of Paradise
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307416490
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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