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This Side of Paradise

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Good/No Jacket
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About This Item

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Minor edge and corner wear; no dj; lightly scuffed and scratched; corners are lightly bumped and rubbed; former owner's inscription and a date are in black ink on the ffep; spine is a little faded; some shelf wear; overall a very crisp and clean used first edition / eighth printing! Author's first book! Embossed lettering on the front board and faded gilt lettering on the spine. Deckle page edges. Wonderfully well-preserved for its 90+ year age! From the copyright page: "Published April, 1920. Reprinted twice in April, 1920. Reprinted May, June, July, August, September, 1920." 305 very clean unmarked and uncreased historical pages! "Armory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing over the Encyclopedia Britannica, grew wealthy at thirty through the death of two elder brothers, successful Chicago brokers, and in the first flush of feeling that the world was his, went to Bar Harbor and met Beatrice O'Hara..........." ---- from Chapter 1 (Amory, Son of Beatrice).. First Edition / Eighth Printing. Green Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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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Details

Bookseller
Conover Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
043993
Title
This Side of Paradise
Author
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition / Eighth Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1920
Keywords
FICTION LITERARY WORKS AUTHORS LITERATURE
Bookseller catalogs
Classics;
Size
12mo

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12mo
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edges
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gilt
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spine
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Cloth
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First Edition
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