This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F.
Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the
Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality
of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive
Princeton University student who dabbles in literature and has a series of
romances that eventually lead to his disillusionment. In his later novels,
Fitzgerald would further develop the book's theme of love warped by greed and
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