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This Side of Paradise / Flappers and Philosophers

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For the first time ever, this influential and important novelist's phenomenally successful bestseller and his intriguing collection of stories appear together in one volume. This Side of Paradise is the great novel of moral education and sexual awakening. Flappers and Philosophers is the acclaimed collection of eight stories: "The Offshore Pirate," "The Ice Palace," "Head ...more
Hardcover, 382 pages
Published March 26th 1996 by Gramercy Books
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Jun 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics, before-2007
My choice for "young man coming of age" books.
Mary Kay
Mar 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
While looking for free books to download for my Sony Reader, I came across several titles by Mr. F. Scott Fitzgerald. I've been meaning to reread his work, so this was a nice treat. Flappers and Philosophers is a collection of Fitzgerald's short stories. Unfortunately, I'm not really sure of the dates of each of the stories, but the setting for all was post WWI and the 1920s.

What an ear the man has for dialogue and description! The prose really flows, man! The plots are universally about society
Charles M.
Story of Amory Blaine, who seems to be raised amongst mucgh affluence, and then goes on to his adventures in academics and love at Princeton---before losing much of what he has gained through his immaturity, negligence, etc. yet another story from this author about the Jazz Age over indulgence and opulence.
Ashley Blake
May 08, 2007 rated it liked it
Fitzgerald's first and biographical novel, this book is a great one to get an idea about the 20's in America, in particularly the north. The main character coming of age hits the world and finds it grates against his usual flair that favors himself alone.
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this was a great book for people who analyze all of their social groups and situations.
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfini ...more
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