Lot 29 of 168:
F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
This Side of Paradise

Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Charles Scribner's Sons

Date:
1920

Description:

(8vo) original dark bluish green cloth binding with gilt and blind-stamped titles. First Edition, third printing (April 1920) lacking tipped-in "The Author's Apology" leaf.

The author's first novel, which takes its title from a line in Rupert Brooke's poem Tiare Tahiti. Fitzgerald displays his unparalleled wit and keen social insight in this portrayal of college life through the struggles and doubts of Amory Blaine, a self-proclaimed genius with a love of knowledge and a penchant for the romantic. As Blaine journeys into adulthood and leaves the aristocratic egotism of his youth behind, he becomes painfully aware of his lost innocence and the new sense of responsibility and regret that has taken its place. The novel remains crucial to an understanding about the changes of the Jazz Age and their effects on the individual.

Donated by johnson rare books & archives, Covina CA.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine faded; slight ripple in cloth on front board; mild edgewear and dust staining to top edge; remnants of removed label on rear pastedown; very good.


 
Item number:
270126
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