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This Side Of Paradise

Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9786059654937
Genre : Fiction
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There's little comfort in the wise. Rupert Brooke. Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde / To SIGOURNEY FAY Amory 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. In consequence, Stephen Blaine handed down to posterity his height of just under six feet and his tendency to waver at crucial moments, these two abstractions appearing in his son Amory. For many years he hovered in the background of his family's life, an unassertive figure with a face half-obliterated by lifeless, silky hair, continually occupied in "taking care" of his wife, continually harassed by the idea that he didn't and couldn't understand her. But Beatrice Blaine! There was a woman! Early pictures taken on her father's estate at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, or in Rome at the Sacred Heart Convent—an educational extravagance that in her youth was only for the daughters of the exceptionally wealthy—showed the exquisite delicacy of her features, the consummate art and simplicity of her clothes. A brilliant education she had—her youth passed in renaissance glory, she was versed in the latest gossip of the Older Roman Families; known by name as a fabulously wealthy American girl to Cardinal Vitori and Queen Mar-gherita and more subtle celebrities that one must have had some culture even to have heard of. She learned in England to prefer whiskey and soda to wine, and her small talk was broadened in two senses during a winter in Vienna. All in all Beatrice O'Hara absorbed the sort of education that will be quite impossible ever again; a tutelage measured by the number of things and people one could be contemptuous of and charming about; a culture rich in all arts and traditions, barren of all ideas, in the last of those days when the great gardener clipped the inferior roses to produce one perfect bud.

This Side Of Paradise

Author : F Scott 1896-1940 Fitzgerald
ISBN : 1355441927
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This Side Of Paradise

Author : F Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9781634610889
Genre : Fiction
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This unique edition of This Side of Paradise from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions. This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald's romantic and witty first novel, was written when the author was only twenty-three years old. 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. The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking. This book is written in three parts. • "Book One: The Romantic Egotist"- the novel centres on Amory Blaine, a young Midwesterner who, convinced that he has an exceptionally promising future, attends boarding school and later Princeton University. While at Princeton he re-encounters Isabelle Borgé, and starts a romantic relationship with her, but after a few days they breakup. • "Interlude"- Following their break-up, Amory is shipped overseas, to serve in the army in World War I. • "Book Two: The Education of a Personage"- The book ends with Amory's iconic lament, "I know myself, but that is all." Its success, however, helped the now-famous Fitzgerald earn much higher rates for his short stories.

This Side Of Paradise

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 014119409X
Genre : Fiction
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Tells the story of Amory Blaine as he struggles to grow up in the years following his return from World War 1.

This Side Of Paradise

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 0521402344
Genre : Fiction
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Fitzgerald's first novel in the authoritative Cambridge edition, now available as a paperback.

This Side Of Paradise

Author : Steven Layne
ISBN : 1589808487
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When his father relocates the family to Paradise to work for the mysterious Eden Corporation, Jack Barrett uncovers a sinister plot that threatens everyone he loves.

This Side Of Paradise As A Bildungsroman

Author : Jack Hendriksen
ISBN : 0820418528
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