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|I simply state that I’m a product of a versatile mind in a restless generation—with every reason to throw my mind and pen in with the radicals.|
|—“The Egotist Becomes a Personage”|
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|This Side of Paradise|
|F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise describes life at Princeton among the glittering, bored, and disillusioned—the post–World War I “lost generation.” Published in 1920, when he was just twenty-three, the novel was an overnight success and shot Fitzgerald to instant stardom as dauphin of the Jazz Age.|
| NEW YORK: SCRIBNER, 1920 |
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 1999
…Well this side of Paradise!…
There’s little comfort in the wise.—Rupert Brooke.
Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.—Oscar Wilde.
To SIGOURNEY FAY