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This Side of Paradise
This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

Legend Classics


288 Pages, 5.08 x 7.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781789559668

Rights: US & CA

Legend Times Group (Jan 2021)
Legend Press

Price: $15.95


I'm not sentimental—I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last—the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won't. From one of the finest American writers of the 20th century, This Side of Paradise was rumored to have helped F. Scott Fitzgerald gain Zelda's hand in marriage. Amory Blaine is an ambitious, aspiring young writer, haunted by intellectual curiosity, doomed relationships, adolescence, and the danger of seeking status in the early-20th century. This is vintage Fitzgerald, a perfect example of his ability to capture a particular period of American history. With this modern edition, you can dive into the back catalog of a writer synonymous with both the flamboyant Jazz Age and the lost generation of 1920s America.

Author Biography

Considered a key member of America's Lost Generation (along with Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Jean Rhys and Sylvia Beach), F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote four novels in his lifetime: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. His work encapsulated the flamboyance and excess of the Roaring Twenties.