This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise


Illustrator:
Introduction by: Patrick O’Donnell
Notes by: Patrick O’Donnell

Format
Hardcover
Price
$25.00
 
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141194097
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald’s death. Increasingly disillusioned by the rejection slips that studded the walls of his room and his on/off engagement to Zelda Sayre, Fitzgerald began his third revision of the novel that was to become This Side of Paradise. The story of a young man’s painful sexual and intellectual awakening that echoes Fitzgerald’s own career, it is also a portrait of the lost generation that followed straight on from the First World War, ‘grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken’ and wanting money and success more than anything else.
This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by: Patrick O’Donnell, Notes by: Patrick O’Donnell

Praise

“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

Series

Hardcover Classics
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith
Marco Polo
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