This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald audiobook

This Side of Paradise

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read by Robertson Dean

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200105618

  • ISBN: 9798200105601

  • ISBN: 9798200105625

Runtime: 9.19 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

If the Roaring Twenties are remembered as the era of "flaming youth," it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who lit the fire. His semiautobiographical first novel, This Side of Paradise, became an instant bestseller and established an image of seemingly carefree, party-mad young men and women out to create a new morality for a new, post-war America. It traces the early life of Amory Blaine from the end of prep school through Princeton to the start of an uncertain career in New York City. Alternately self-confident and self-effacing, torn between ambition and idleness, the self-absorbed, immature Amory yearns to run with Princeton's rich, fast crowd and become one of the "gods" of the campus. Hopelessly romantic, he learns about love and sex from a series of beautiful young "flappers," women who leave him both exhilarated and devastated. Fitzgerald describes it all in intensely lyrical prose that fills the novel with a heartbreaking sense of longing, as Amory comes to understand that the sweet-scented springtime of his life is fragile and fleeting, disappearing into memory even as he reaches for it.

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Author Bio: F. Scott Fitzgerald

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.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English