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1920. Fitzgerald is considered one of the most gifted serious writers of his generation. He became known for his novels and stories of the 1920s; he called it the Jazz Age and described it as a new generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken. This Side of Paradise is a description of life at Princeton among the glittering, bored, and disillusioned post-World War I lost generation, and is the novel that rocketed Fitzgerald to stardom. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Fitzgerald's first novel, reprinted in the handsome Everyman's Library series of literary classic, uses numerous formal experiments to tell the story of Amory Blaine, as he grows up during the crazy years following the First World War. It also contains a new introduction by Craig Raine that describes critical and popular reception of the book when it came out in 1920.