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This Side of Paradise (book)

  • Type: Novel
  • Length: 305 pages

This Side of Paradise, published in 1920, is F Scott Fitzgerald's first novel. In it, Amory Blaine is a young man, in high society, struggling to find himself. - AsNotedIn




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Places
  • Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ In "This Side of Paradise", Amory paces the Atlantic City board walk at days end, October 1919.
  • Knickerbocker Hotel, New York City In "This Side of Paradise", Amory walks into the Knickerbocker Bar, Thursday, June 10th, 1919 (the mural was installed at The King Cole Bar at the St Regis in 1932).
  • Lake Geneva, Wisconsin In "This Side of Paradise", the Blaine family estate is in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
  • Lake Geneva Depot, Lake Geneva Beatrice picks up Amory from the Lake Geneva Depot.
  • Manhattan, New York City "This Side of Paradise" is set in Manhattan, 1919.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota After the operation Beatrice had a nervous breakdown that bore a suspicious resemblance to delirium tremens, and Amory was left in Minneapolis, destined to spend the ensuing two years with his aunt and uncle.
  • Monmouth County, In "This Side of Paradise", Amory and his buddies hang out in Deal, New Jersey.
  • The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis So mama said for me to wait till ha'past five. We'll catch the bob before it gets to the Minnehaha Club.
  • Vanderbilt Hotel, New York City In "This Side of Paradise", Amory stays at the Vanderbilt Hotel in NYC.
Food


Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1919/07/04 F Scott Fitzgerald Author Utterly disgusted with myself and all the editors, I went home to St Paul and informed family and friends that I had given up my position and had come home to write a novel. They nodded politely, changed the subject and spoke of me very gently. - FSF Fitzgerald Summit Terrace St Paul, MN
1919/09/15 F Scott Fitzgerald Author But this time I knew what I was doing. I had a novel to write at last, and all through two hot months I wrote and revised and compiled and boiled down. On September fifteen This Side of Paradise was accepted by special delivery. - FSF Fitzgerald Summit Terrace St Paul, MN
1920/03/26 F Scott Fitzgerald Author "This Side of Paradise" by F Scott Fitzgerald is published. The first printing sells out in 3 days.
1920/03/26 Charles Scribner's Sons Publisher "This Side of Paradise" by F Scott Fitzgerald is published. The first printing sells out in 3 days.
1920/03/26 Maxwell E Perkins Editor "This Side of Paradise" by F Scott Fitzgerald is published. The first printing sells out in 3 days.

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Particulars for This Side of Paradise (book):
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Narrative Arts Collegiate Life
Historic Use Country Club
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length

Information
Original Language: English



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