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This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald - Hardcover - 1948 - from Rooke Books (SKU: 052454)

This Side of Paradise

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This Side of Paradise

by F Scott Fitzgerald

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  • hardcover
NEAR FINE with a/Dust Jacket Included
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London - Grey Walls Press, 1948 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. The second UK edition of F Scott Fitzgerald's debut novel. First published in America twenty-eight years earlier in 1920 and in the UK in 1921, this is the second UK edition of this textIn original unclipped dustwrapper. This Side of Paradise is often regarded as one of Fitzgerald's best works. It's title is taken from a line of Rupert Brooke's poem Tiare Tahiti and follows the lives and morality of post World War I youth. Thematically the novel explores love warped by greed and status seeking. Upon its initial publication in the states, ThisSide of Paradise was extremely popular and sold out in three days. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with some bumping to the head and tail of spine. A few handling marks to boards also. Dustwrapper is also very smart with minimal bumping to the extremities. Wrap is sunned, with some handling marks and the odd spot. Just a small amount of chipping to the head and tail of spine also. Wrap is preserved in an acetate cover. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..


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 an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature and has the book's theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking.


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This Side of Paradise
F Scott Fitzgerald
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Used - NEAR FINE with a
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Dust Jacket Included
London - Grey Walls Press
Date published

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BATH, Somerset
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About Rooke Books

Welcome to Rooke Books Antiquarian BooksellerWe are a small team dedicated to bringing you very scarce books at reasonable prices. We specialise in rare and hard to come by works on all subjects over the last 500 years, together with modern first editions and decorative sets and bindings. Our library has something for every interest and specialism. We deliver worldwide using a fully tracked and insured courier delivery service. Where are We?Based in the literary city of Bath, our offices are housed in the Eastern Dispensary. Built in 1845, the building originally existed as a charitable institution providing medical care.The building now houses our collection of over twenty thousand books and has five full time members of staff.


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