This Side of Paradise
|This Side of Paradise (1920)
|This Side of Paradise on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is a wealthy and attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature and has a series of romances that eventually lead to his disillusionment. In his later novels, Fitzgerald would further develop the book's theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking. — Excerpted from|
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
By F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
. . . Well this side of Paradise! . . .
There's little comfort in the wise.
Experience is the name so many people
give to their mistakes.
To SIGOURNEY FAY
Table of Contents
BOOK ONE: The Romantic Egotist
- Chapter 1: Amory, Son of Beatrice
- Chapter 2: Spires and Gargoyles
- Chapter 3: The Egotist Considers
- Chapter 4: Narcissus Off Duty
INTERLUDE: May, 1917-February, 1919
BOOK TWO: The Education of a Personage