This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wolfram Kandinsky (Narrator)

01-01-93

10hrs 40min

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Fiction/Classics

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01-01-93

10hrs 40min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“The glorious spirit of abounding youth glows throughout this fascinating tale…As a picture of the daily existence of what we call loosely ‘college men,’ this book is as nearly perfect as such a work could be…It could have been written only by an artist who knows how to balance his values, plus a delightful literary style.” New York Times

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel features Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy, spoiled, and snobbish young man from the Midwest who attends Princeton University to acquire a refined sense of the proper “social” values. Lacking all sense of purpose, he interests himself primarily in literary cults, vaguely “liberal” student activities, and a series of flirtations with some rather predatory young ladies. Partially autobiographical, This Side of Paradise was credited with having invented the American flapper.

Praise

“The glorious spirit of abounding youth glows throughout this fascinating tale…As a picture of the daily existence of what we call loosely ‘college men,’ this book is as nearly perfect as such a work could be…It could have been written only by an artist who knows how to balance his values, plus a delightful literary style.” New York Times

“A truly amazing first novel—original in structure, extremely sophisticated in manner, and adorned with a brilliancy that is as rare in American writing as honesty is in American statecraft.” H. L. Mencken

“Bears the impress of genius…Splendid and fascinating.” Chicago Tribune

“Animated with life.” Bookman, 1922

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 1992
Release Date January 1, 1993
Release Date Machine 725846400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Classics, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Classics, Literary Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Author Bio
F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton, where he was a leader in theatrical and literary activities. He began writing his first novel, This Side of Paradise, while serving in the army. Its publication in 1920 established him as the spokesman for the Jazz Age. His major novels include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night.

Narrator Bio
Wolfram Kandinsky

Wolfram Kandinsky (1940–1993) was a popular audiobook narrator whose career spanned the earliest days of commercial audiobooks. He was a familiar voice of the classics for millions of audiobook fans, and his résumé encorporated the greats of American literature, from Mark Twain to Saul Bellow.

Overview

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel features Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy, spoiled, and snobbish young man from the Midwest who attends Princeton University to acquire a refined sense of the proper “social” values. Lacking all sense of purpose, he interests himself primarily in literary cults, vaguely “liberal” student activities, and a series of flirtations with some rather predatory young ladies. Partially autobiographical, This Side of Paradise was credited with having invented the American flapper.

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