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This Side Of Paradise by  F. Scott Fitzgerald - Hardcover - Third Printing - 1920 - from Town's End Books (SKU: TB30904)

This Side Of Paradise

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This Side Of Paradise

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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About This Item

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Third Printing. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with very faded gilt text on the spine and blind embossed text on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 inches with only touches of light wear to the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without it issued dust jacket. 305 pages of text. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. As noted by Bruccoli in his bibliography of Fitzgerald's works, the numerous mispellings and typos which appeared in the first edition and early reprints were not corrected in the plates until the fourth printing. Only 5,000 copies of this, the third printing, were produced. (Bruccoli 5.I.a)

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Town's End Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
TB30904
Title
This Side Of Paradise
Author
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Book condition
Used
Edition
Third Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1920

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About Town's End Books

We purchase and sell only collectible first editions in a number of fields all focused on Americana. We are primarily mail order sellers; however, we are open by appointment and welcome visits from customers.

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First Edition
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octavo
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Cloth
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jacket
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fine
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heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
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