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This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Year Published

1920

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The events of This Side of Paradise are described by a third-person limited omniscient narrator who relays the thoughts of Amory Blaine, its protagonist, as he comes of age.

Tense

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title, This Side of Paradise, refers to a line by the British poet Rupert Brooke, who was a soldier during World War I and famed for his poems about the war. The poem "Tiare Tahiti" is referenced in the novel's epigraph: "Well this side of Paradise! ... There's little comfort in the wise." The line suggests that the idea of heaven provides little comfort during times of war.

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