- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (2 Jan. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486289990
- ISBN-13: 978-0486289991
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
This Side of Paradise (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 2 Jan 2000
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As nearly perfect as such a work could be . . . The glorious spirit of abounding youth glows throughout this fascinating tale. Amory, the romantic egotist, is essentially American. The New York Times
[A] bravura display of literary promise . . . Fitzgerald s prose is capable of soaring like a violin, and of moving his readers with understated husky notes as well as with notes of piercing purity . . . Fitzgerald knew that glamour was bound to fail, that there is an ineradicable human instinct for it which is utterly mistaken. from the Introduction by Craig Raine"
"As nearly perfect as such a work could be . . . The glorious spirit of abounding youth glows throughout this fascinating tale. Amory, the romantic egotist, is essentially American." -The New York Times
"[A] bravura display of literary promise . . . Fitzgerald's prose is capable of soaring like a violin, and of moving his readers with understated husky notes as well as with notes of piercing purity . . . Fitzgerald knew that glamour was bound to fail, that there is an ineradicable human instinct for it which is utterly mistaken." -from the Introduction by Craig Raine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Fitzgerald's classic coming-of-age tale set against the turbulence of the early 20th century. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product description
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Amory Blaine is our protagonist, young, handsome, male, convinced of his own potential for greatness and beset by the concomitant doubts of trying to realise this. It's this formula that we can all relate to (Princeton graduates and male readers in particular perhaps) of youth's vacillations between splendour and debacle; the freshness of first love; the negotiation of social status; the desperation to "be" someone.Read more ›
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Some sparks of his brilliance lit my imagination, while for much of the book I was more impressed with the height and girth of his erudition, rather than being nourished by its... Read morePublished 11 months ago by JB
Book is in an adequate condition but the front cover is completely different to what is shown in the image for this product. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ricky Champaneri
Excellent reading. Could not literally put it down. Great addition to my library. I love this book. Buy it folks. You won't regret it.Published 13 months ago by Sherrisse Lindsay
This book opened paradise to Fitzgerald...or hell? it made him famous overnight and probably give him a hard time to cope with success.Published 13 months ago by zatap
I liked the ambling descriptions... And was also bored by them. I wallowed in the pretentious ego boosting of the author, sometimes becoming saturated and having to take a break. Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Devenny