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This Side of Paradise by  F. Scott FITZGERALD - First Edition - 1920 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books (SKU: 23367)

This Side of Paradise

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This Side of Paradise

by FITZGERALD, F. Scott

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing with Scribner's seal on title page verso. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's dark green buckram, gilt=lettered spine; [8],305pp. Some general shelf wear, corners very slightly frayed, front hinge cracked but still holding, attractive contemporary bookplate designed by A.A. Blum and belonging to Philadelphia county District Attorney Charles Edwin Fox to front pastedown, else a Very Good and sound copy. Fitzgerald's first novel.

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
Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
23367
Title
This Side of Paradise
Author
FITZGERALD, F. Scott
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1920
Bookseller catalogs
Modern Fiction; Social Fiction;

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About Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lorne Bair Rare Books specializes in books on American Social History, with an emphasis on radical and utopian movements of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. We are available in our showroom by appointment, at shows, and on-line through various booksellers' sites or at our website www.lornebair.com.

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bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
buckram
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verso
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octavo
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First Edition
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cracked
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