This Side of Paradise (Illustrated + FREE audiobook link + Active TOC) [NOOK Book]

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• Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations
• A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book
• Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book
• Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and standards

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This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920. 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 Side of Paradise blends different styles of writing: at times a fictional narrative, at times free verse, sometimes narrative drama, interspersed with letters and poems from Amory. In fact the novel's odd blend of styles was the result of Fitzgerald cobbling his earlier attempt at a novel The Romantic Egotist together with assorted short stories and poems that he composed, but never published. (Wikipedia)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148463986
  • Publisher: ngims Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 831,938
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted November 24, 2008

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    This is what Fitzgerald should be known for!

    I have read this inumerable times! My all time favorite book, especially by my favorite author. Never quite understood how The Great Gatsby can overshadow this amazing work of literature! The life of Amory Blaine is fascinating, following through his school days, the reader actually feels like they are there with him. Highly reccomended to anyone and everyone!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Not a clear ebook

    Download another version, this one has too many typos to be clearly understood.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2012

    Fascinating Glimpse into the 1920s

    Fitzgerald's semi-autobiographical novel was utterly fascinating; as a 22 year old, I find it baffling that someone my age could have written such a cutting and spot-on description of everyday life. I could go into the fact that he was one of the first truly modern authors, how he is one of America's greatest authors, etc. but what I found most powerful was that his work is still relevant today. I've been in similar situations, I've felt the same way Amory felt (in relation to being better than everyone, in relation to "acting" at being into someone) which serves to highlight how timeless this novel truly is. I was captivated from start to end.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    An American Classic

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's picture of the 'jazz age' is not unlike much of today's more youthful generations. While this book is overshadowed by 'The Great Gatsby'it definitely should be read. It gives us a little insight to what the generation before WWI was up to before the depression and WWII.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

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    I Also Recommend:

    Fitzgerald is one of the staple writers of American Literature,

    Fitzgerald is one of the staple writers of American Literature, especially for Modern American Literature. Fitzgerald is probably best known for his Beautiful and the Damned and The Great Gatsby, both of which are superb books.
    I feel like I am losing a sense of who I am by writing a review of a great writer here. Who am I to judge Fitzgerald in all his greatness and the skills he has mastered as a superb writer? I, who has not published anything is judging Fitzgerald's first novel. How pretentious?
    IF I am not wrong Fitzgerald wrote this book when he was in his early twenties and still inexperienced. However I feel that we must judge each book separately with it's own merits and not against other comparisons; whether it be against other writers or the other works of that particular writer. It is true there are some flaws with this book; but let's be honest, which book doesn't? There are no perfect books on which everyone will agree on. Everyone's best of classics will always be different.

    I however love this book. The characters are well designed and it reflects the 1920s through a young artist's eyes who is in the work of becoming one, though not yet one. The heartaches, the difficulties, mentalities and thought patters are carefully observed and presented, not always in the clearest way, however always there. Amory's awakening feels real, happening not in a fast paced story that seems to be based on too many coincidences. We don't just hit a wall and then a bulb doesn't go off in our heads. The influence of his parents, particularly of his mother, his religious mentor, his friends and the countless women who go in and out of his life. They all shape him separately in different directions in which his confusion becomes profound and relatable. Descriptions, monologues are enlightening, creative and original. No body does the Jazz era better than Fitzgerald, with hits glam and it's gloom.

    So, what was wrong with it? I don't think at any given time a student at Yale could be so carefree without having to work so hard at his studies. Sometimes the plot doesn't feel as established, solid and well planned out. There aren't always particularly something happening, or something being set up. (not that all plots needs to be this way, however for a novel of this length, sometimes it makes a reader feel like the writer is just dragging it on and is not authorized) to write the book. Some characters don't always seem to particularly have a purpose of being there. The book could have been shorter, the space utilized more efficiently. All in all though, it's a great book that is to be recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    Wowza!

    This book is such a classic! In the first chapter, which is conveinently segregated into titled bits, I got this feeling of literary genius. I immediately got this groovy Catcher and the Rye sensation right when the main character, Amory Blaine, began an in depth analysis upon all his education. Amory Blaine is such an amazingly conceited and zealous character he thinks he is completely amazing when in reality he is a lazy optimist, this is where the reader picks up hillarious emotions that allow loud outbursts of laughter. I absolutely adore this novel what a feat from F. Scott Fitzgerald. I dare yell OUTSTANDING!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Scoure

    Yo ayone here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Sincerely

    Sincerely,

    The Suicidal Bastard, Miss Bit<_>ChyPants, and the Weird One.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Amanda

    "So I'm the Weird One? Awesomesause." She disaflopped.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Gale

    *walks in laughing * wow this is awesome *laughs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Leo

    Not sure if this is where bios go but whatever. Im a tall guy, floppy mowhawk, torn jeans, skater shoes, mostly super hero shirts, but occasionally (is that how you spell it idk) a band shirt. Freckles and brown eyes. Oh, and my hair is brown too. Sometimes i can be random, but isnt everyone? I play guitar, suck at singing, im bi (mostly into girls tho), and i draw alot. Really into graffitti too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Amanda to maddi add-on

    Timey wimey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Maddi

    No

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Rose

    "You know what I hate? When people use your name for idiotic sh<_>it like drama. O-O This is why I don't go to prom's or party's."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Lorin

    Looks at Scott "Looks like it huh?" She puts her hair over her shoulders

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Brynn

    She sighed and instead of putting on pop music, she put on Stache by Zedd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Zoe

    "What Keith?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Jaeger

    Dispoofed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    April

    Dispoofed. Baiii dessies...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Ansley

    I am

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