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This Side of Paradise
AuthorF. Scott Fitzgerald
Cover artistW. E. Hill
CountryUnited States
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages305 pp (first edition hardcover)

This Side of Paradise is the first novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and was first sold in 1920.

Plot Summary

Amory Blaine leaves his mother and friend behind to go to a good American university. At university he falls in love with a girl called Isabelle, but she is not interested in Amory. Amory then goes to fight in the First World War. When he returns from the war, he falls in love with Rosalind. Because Amory is poor, Rosalind is not interested in him and decides to marry someone else. Amory then learns that his friend from home has died.


  • Prigozy, Ruth (ed.) (2002), The Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-62447-9

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