This Side of Paradise, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
en
Kostenlos
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise chronicles the coming of age of Amory Blaine, born to a wealthy midwestern family. It begins with Amory as a spoiled youth, doted on by his eccentric mother Beatrice. It follows him as he attends preparatory school and Princeton, and then briefly attempts but quickly abandons at a career in advertising. His service in World War I is mentioned but mostly glossed over. Covered in much more detail are his various romances: youthful dalliances, a correspondance-based relationship that ends as soon as the couple spends time together in person, a deep love with the debutant sister of one of his close friends, and an intense summer fling.
The book shows Amory’s attempts to define himself as a person and find his place in a world rapidly changing through World War, the “Jazz Age,” and Prohibition. It provides the reader with a good picture of what life was like for a privileged young man of the era.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise was published in 1920 when he was 23 years old, and was widely praised by critics. The semi-autobiographical work launched his career as one of America’s most well-known writers. As a direct result of the publishing of the novel, Zelda Sayre (the inspiration for the character of the debutant Rosalind Connage) agreed to marry Fitzgerald. The couple became an icon of the excesses of the Jazz Age.
297 Druckseiten

Ersteindruck

Victoria Chael
Victoria Chaelhat einen Ersteindruck geteiltvor 8 Monaten
👍Lesenswert

It's kinda interesting story about all of us. I read it in Russian and in the end it was a nice letter from one journalist to her friend. And it was like a literature class, she explained everything what I just read. I'm not a big fun of life's stories, but after the letter it became my favorite book.

Zitate

Анна
Аннаhat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
That had been his nearest approach to success through conformity. The fundamental Amory, idle, imaginative, rebellious, had been nearly snowed under. He had conformed, he had succeeded, but as his imagination was neither satisfied nor grasped by his own success, he had listlessly, half-accidentally chucked the whole thing and become again:
6. The fundamental Amory.
Bea Ft
Bea Fthat Zitat gemachtvor 3 Jahren
I’m tres old and tres bored, Tom
Daria
Dariahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Monaten
With people like us our home is where we are not

In Regalen

Twentieth-Century Literature, Anastasia Voronina
Anastasia Voronina
Twentieth-Century Literature
  • 13
  • 355
HarperCollins , HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins
  • 17.7K
  • 91
Legend Press, Legend Press
Legend Press
Legend Press
  • 94
  • 61
Brain Food, Eva Opolo
Eva Opolo
Brain Food
  • 110
  • 11
fb2epub
Ziehen Sie Ihre Dateien herüber (nicht mehr als fünf auf einmal)