This Side of Paradise Analysis

Historical Context

World War I
With tensions running very high between the major European powers, the 1914 assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of...

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This Side of Paradise Ideas for Group Discussions

Many readers have found in this youthful performance by Fitzgerald a sense of the author's testing his talent, trying to determine which...

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This Side of Paradise Literary Style

Dramatic, Poetic, and Epistolary Forms
This Side of Paradise is largely told by an omniscient or all-knowing, third person...

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This Side of Paradise Compare and Contrast

1920: Many young soldiers have come home to the United States from a devastating war abroad to a mood of increasing isolationism and a...

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This Side of Paradise Topics for Further Study

This Side of Paradise includes a number of poems by Amory and other characters, such as Eleanor. Reread these poems and discuss their...

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This Side of Paradise Media Adaptations

A book-on-tape of This Side of Paradise is available unabridged from Bookcassette Sales, 1997.

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This Side of Paradise What Do I Read Next?

Fitzgerald’s most famous novel, The Great Gatsby (1925), is the story of the rise and fall of Jay Gatsby together with the boredom,...

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This Side of Paradise Bibliography (Masterpieces of American Literature)

Bloom, Harold, ed. F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Chelsea House, 1985. A short but important collection of critical essays, this book provides an introductory overview of Fitzgerald scholarship, plus readings from a variety of perspectives on his fiction.

Bruccoli, Matthew J., ed. New Essays on “The Great Gatsby.” Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1985. This short but important collection includes an introductory overview of scholarship, plus interpretive essays on Fitzgerald’s best-known novel.

Bruccoli, Matthew J. Some Sort of Epic Grandeur. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,...

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This Side of Paradise Bibliography and Further Reading

Sources
Broun, Heywood, “Paradise and Princeton,” in F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Critical Reception, edited by Jackson...

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