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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories - (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 427

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Penguin Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald

Language: English

Street Date: August 26, 2008
TCIN: 11406103
UPC: 9780143105497
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-3283

Description

The inspiration for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, plus eighteen other stories by the beloved author of The Great Gatsby

In the title story of this collection by one of America's greatest writers, 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 "a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken." Perhaps nowhere in American fiction has this "Lost Generation" been more vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald's short fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American landscape, this original collection captures, with Fitzgerald's signature blend of enchantment and disillusionment, America during the Jazz Age.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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