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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald Classics - Coralie Bickford-Smith

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Author

Patrick O'Donnell - Introduction by

Patrick O'Donnell - Notes by

Coralie Bickford-Smith - Jacket Illustrator

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ISBN 9780141194097 | 304 pages | 25 Oct 2011 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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"We know the old adage about judging books by their covers, but how could you not when the covers are as lovely as these?" —Vogue (U.K.)

The jacket design by Coralie Bickford-Smith reflects the elegance and glamour of the Art Deco period paired with the modern aesthetic of mechanical repetition. Each jacket comes with a detachable bookmark.

Increasingly disillusioned by the rejection slips that studded the walls of his room and his on/off engagement to Zelda Sayre, Fitzgerald began his third revision of the novel that was to become This Side of Paradise. The story of a young man's painful sexual and intellectual awakening that echoes Fitzgerald's own career, it is also a portrait of the lost generation that followed straight on from the First World War, 'grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken' and wanting money and success more than anything else.