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 Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Philosophy, Family + Friendship, Classics, Conflicts + Dualities, Human Qualities + Behavior, Stages of Life