[Item #6179] This Side of Paradise (Cambridge Edition). F. Scott Fitzgerald.
This Side of Paradise (Cambridge Edition)
This Side of Paradise (Cambridge Edition)
This Side of Paradise (Cambridge Edition)
This Side of Paradise (Cambridge Edition)
This Side of Paradise (Cambridge Edition)

This Side of Paradise (Cambridge Edition)

ISBN: 0521402344
Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1995. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Signed by editor James L.W. West III to George Bornstein & Jane York Bornstein. "F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise was the opening statement of his literary career. Published originally in 1920, the novel captures the rhythm and feel of the guady postwar decade that was to follow in America. This Side of Paradise made Fitzgerald simultaneously famous and infamous: famous for the stylish exuberance of his writing and infamous for the errors- in spelling, fact, grammar, and chronology- that peppered his text. This new edition, prepared with the most recent techinques of modern scholarly editing, brings into being an accurate, fully annotated text based on Fitzgerald's original manuscript. The volume includes a detailed account of the novel's creative and textual history; facsimiles from the early drafts; full textual apparatus; and a chronology of composition and publication. Explanatory notes gloss Fitzgerald's topical and historical references. Freeing the novel of its history of textual error, the current edition offers the reading public a more accurate and accessible This Side of Paradise than ever before." (front flap) The first published novel by F(rancis) Scott (Key) Fitzgerald (1896-1940), the canonical American author who best-described & criticized the flamboyance and excess of the fabled "Jazz Age" of the "Roaring" 1920s. Offered here is the most-authoratative, definitive & enriched Cambridge Edition of This Side of Paradise- a beautiful production, hardcover in burgundy-colored cloth with gilt facsimile of Fitzgerald's signature at front cover, in unclipped handsome illustrated dust jacket. First edition thus, first printing, though neither explicated as such per custom of this staid academic publisher. On the title page below his printed name, the editor of this volume, James L(emuel) W(ills) West III (b. 1946, the noted American author & academician), has hand-written & signed in bold black ink: "For George/ & Jane,/ L & K,/ (signed) Jim." "George" & "Jane" are George Bornstein (1941-2021) & his wife Jane York Bornstein. George Bornstein was an author, scholar & academician here at the University of Michigan- a true Man of Letters, a dearly missed friend & mentor to this writer. Jane York Bornstein, George's surviving widow, is an even older friend of this writer- we both were in the UM Honors English Program during the late 1970s, in which we were privileged to be taught by the Great Professor Herbert C. Barrows Jr. (1914-2002). A most collectible version of Fitzgerald's inaugural work, further enriched by editor's affectionate inscription/signature & with most-distinguished provenance. Book in very fine condition with only a touch of rubbing to upper edge of text block; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only very light rubbing, faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; a hint of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #6179]

Price: $90.00