This Side of Paradise by F. Scott FitzgeraldThis Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise

byF. Scott FitzgeraldEditorJames L. W. West, III

Paperback | May 21, 2012

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise is the opening statement of his literary career. Published originally in 1920, the novel captures the rhythm and feel of the gaudy decade that was to follow in America. This Side of Paradise made Fitzgerald simultaneously famous and infamous: famous for the stylish exuberance of his writing and infamous for the errors--in spelling, fact, grammar, and chronology--that peppered his text. This new edition, prepared with the most recent techniques of modern scholarly editing, brings into being an accurate, fully annotated text based on Fitzgerald's original manuscript.
F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is rega...
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Title:This Side of ParadiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:462 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521170478

ISBN - 13:9780521170475

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Table of Contents

Chronology of composition; Introduction; 1. Beginnings; 2. Composition; 3. Ending; 4. Revision and typing; 5. Submission and publication; 6. Editorial principles; This Side of Paradise; Record of variants; Later alterations; Explanatory notes; Quotations; Appendices.

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"...[a] fine critical edition....The scholarly apparatus is accessible and exhaustive....This edition will prove quite useful to both advanced scholars and undergraduates. A valuable addition to Fitzgerald scholarship and a desirable acquisition for all academic libraries." Choice