This Side of Paradise (1920). F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). Debut novel. Cover artist W. E. Hill. Scribner. First edition. Original dust jacket.
Describes life at Princeton among the glittering, bored, and disillusioned—the post–World War I “lost generation.” The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking.
“…Well this side of Paradise!… / There’s little comfort in the wise.” —Rupert Brooke, from his poem Tiare Tahiti