This Side of Paradise and Other Classic Works (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

This Side of Paradise and Other Classic Works (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)

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No writer portrayed America's Roaring Twenties as vividly as F. Scott Fitzgerald. In his effervescent tales of elegant ingenues on the prowl for husbands, Ivy League heirs en route to futures of idle entitlement, and endless alcohol-fueled dance parties at ritzy country clubs, he limned a culture giddy with excess and as reckless as it was refined. Gifted with remarkable powers of observation and a witty way with words, Fitzgerald wrote stories that seem as fresh and modern today as they did when published nearly a century ago. This Side of Paradise and Other Classic Works features two full-length novels—This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned—and 19 short stories, including the classics "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Written as only they could be by an insider to the society that they portray, the 21 works collected in this volume capture the precarious splendor and doomed glory of that opulent era that their author called the Jazz Age. This Side of Paradise and Other Classic Works is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435146198
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 864
Sales rank: 74,301
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Author of the widely lauded novel The Great Gatsby, as well as This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, and Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for chronicling the excesses and tribulations of the Jazz Age. One of the leading authors of the post-World War I "Lost Generation," Fitzgerald often invokes themes of youth, beauty, and despair in his books and short stories. He was also known for his hard-partying lifestyle, as well as his marriage to the beautiful yet troubled Zelda Fitzgerald.

Date of Birth:

September 24, 1896

Date of Death:

December 21, 1940

Place of Birth:

St. Paul, Minnesota


Princeton University

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This Side of Paradise and Other Classic Works (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GilsterGM More than 1 year ago
A beautiful leather bound copy of Fitzgerald's 2nd most famous novel (after THE GREAT GATSBY) as well as his notable short stories. The binding is enhanced by a lovely art deco designed illustration. A stand out on any bookshelf Highly recommend
Anonymous 6 months ago
I love this compilation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's writings. I am eagerly hoping that there will be a B&N collectible edition of The Great Gatsby available in the future!
Becca-Gurl More than 1 year ago
love this, just wish it had The Great Gatsby in it which is the only reason I won't buy it.