This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: 1920
This Side of Paradise Synopsis
This Side of Paradise is a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in 1920 by Scribners and was Fitzgerald's first novel that brought him to fame. Fitzgerald wrote the story intending to win his later wife, Zelda Sayre.
This Side of Paradise tells the story of Amory Blaine, a young man from a wealthy family who struggles to find his place in society while pursuing his dreams and romantic interests. It follows Amory Blaine on his journey from adolescence to adulthood as he navigates through college and relationships with several women. The story reflects Fitzgerald's experiences when he attended Princeton University and faced many of the same challenges as his protagonist.
Excerpt from This Side of Paradise Online Book
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.
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most celebrated authors in American literature. Born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in 1896 to a middle-class family in St. Paul, Minnesota, he attended Princeton University before dropping out to join the US Army during World War I. After the war, he moved to New York City, where he wrote short stories as a freelancer while living a wild lifestyle funded by loans from friends and family. He finally achieved success with the publication of This Side of Paradise in 1920; however, success did not last long, and his later years were characterized by financial hardship and alcoholism. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Books on PageVio
Here's a full list of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.