This side of paradise

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If the Roaring Twenties are remembered as the era of "flaming youth," it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who lit the fire. His semiautobiographical first novel, This Side of Paradise, became an instant bestseller and established an image of seemingly carefree, party-mad young men and women out to create a new morality for a new, post-war America. It traces the early life of Amory Blaine from the end of prep school through Princeton to the start of an uncertain career in New York City.Alternately self-confident and self-effacing, torn between ambition and idleness, the self-absorbed, immature Amory yearns to run with Princeton's rich, fast crowd and become one of the "gods" of the campus. Hopelessly romantic, he learns about love and sex from a series of beautiful young "flappers," women who leave him both exhilarated and devastated. Fitzgerald describes it all in intensely lyrical prose that fills the novel with a heartbreaking sense of longing, as Amory comes to understand that the sweet-scented springtime of his life is fragile and fleeting, disappearing into memory even as he reaches for it.
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subject_facet Advertising -- Fiction, American fiction -- 20th century, American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism, Bildungsromans, Children of the rich -- Fiction, College students -- Fiction, Electronic books, Love stories, Princeton University -- Fiction, Romance fiction, World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction, Young men -- United States -- Fiction
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title_full This Side of Paradise [electronic resource] Fitzgerald, F. Scott., This side of paradise / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by James L.W. West III and Lynn Setzer, This side of paradise / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; supplementary materials written by Rachel Hertz Cobb, series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson, This side of paradise [electronic resource] / F. Scott Fitzgerald
title_short This side of paradise
topic_facet Advertising, American fiction, Children of the rich, College students, Electronic books, History and criticism, Veterans, World War, 1914-1918, Young men