This Side of Paradise

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This Side of Paradise  (1920) 
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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 on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

By F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

  . . . Well this side of Paradise! . . .
  There's little comfort in the wise.
                         --Rupert Brooke.

  Experience is the name so many people
  give to their mistakes.
                         --Oscar Wilde.

To SIGOURNEY FAY

Table of Contents[edit]

BOOK ONE: The Romantic Egotist

INTERLUDE: May, 1917-February, 1919

BOOK TWO: The Education of a Personage

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