This Side of Paradise (Hardcover)

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    F. Scott Fizgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work). Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.

    "We know the old adage about judging books by their covers, but how could you not when the covers are as lovely as these?"
    -Vogue (U.K.)

    The jacket design by Coralie Bickford-Smith reflects the elegance and glamour of the Art Deco period paired with the modern aesthetic of mechanical repetition. Each jacket comes with a detachable bookmark.

    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.

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    ISBN 9780141194097
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 267
    Publisher Date 2011-10-25 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Classics
    Copyright Year 1996
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Penguin Hardback Classics
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Fitzgerald, F. Scott
    Country of Origin United States

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