This Side of Paradise / The Beautiful and Damned
by F. Scott Fitzgerald , Dr. Keith Carabine , Lionel Kelly
Editor: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly from Reading UniversityFrom this Side of Paradise tells the story of Amory Blaine, the only child of wealthy parents, whose journey from adolescence to adulthood, follows him from the crooked preparatory school at Princeton University, where his literary talents blossom, unlike his academic failureA loving business sequence, with beautiful young women are damaged by the fall of his family, his fortune, and the novel ends with him, ready to take up the challenge of making his own way in the worldComposed in a non narrative mode, the novel is rich in a fusion of satirical and romance idioms, and found a captivated audience on its publication in 1920He makes Fitzgerald rich and famous for the nightThe Beautiful and Damned is a darker version of Fitzgerald’s corrosive force of wealth and privilege, respectful of subjectsAnthony Patch, is the heir to a considerable fortune, whose marriage to the beautiful and indolent Gloria is increasingly eclipsed by Antoine falling into alcoholismIf he wins a lawsuit to win his millions of dollars inheritance, it is a pyrrhic victory, for he is now physically and morally broken
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