This Side of Paradise
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Prometheus Books, Paperback, 9781591021445, 305pp.)
Publication Date: May 2004
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At the same time, the book provided Fitzgerald and his new wife, Zelda, with the means of pursuing their tumultuous relationship, the ups and downs of which became almost as famous as his novels. Mingling with the glitterati of the day on the French Riviera, the Fitzgeralds became popular celebrities of the social scene, and their bouts with alcohol and depression, which eventually led to Zelda's insanity, achieved legendary status.
This Side of Paradise is the brilliant debut of a great novelist, who, perhaps better than any other American writer, captured the fragile, illusory, and tragic aspects of the American dream.