August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008
The inspiration for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchettâ?plus eighteen other stories by the beloved author of The Great Gatsby
IN THE TITLE STORY, a baby born in 1860 begins life as an old man and proceeds to age backward. F. Scott Fizgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era â?a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.â? Perhaps nowhere in American fiction has this â?Lost Generationâ? been more vividly preserved than in Fitzgeraldâ's short fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American landscape, this original collection captures, with Fitzgeraldâ's signature blend of enchantment and disillusionment, America during the Jazz Age.
In "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," F. Scott Fitzgerald, the great chronicler of the Jazz Age, tells the tale of a baby born as an old man. Fitzgerald follows Benjamin Button as he ages in reverse, growing younger year by year, and in the process Fitzgerald offers his own curious portrayal of turn-of-the century America. In this story, as in all his fiction, Fitzgerald's perspective on his times is never simple. He boldly depicts the successes and failures of his generation, loading his stories with tragedy, cynicism, and tenderness.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Classics, Philosophy, Conflicts + Dualities, Stages of Life, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, Human Qualities + Behavior
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Online Item #: 11406103
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-3283
- ISBN: 9780143105497
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported