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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - by F Scott Fitzgerald (Paperback)

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  • From one of the great voices in the history of American literature, a witty and fantastical satire about aging, and the inspiration for the 2008 blockbuster film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
  • Author(s): F Scott Fitzgerald
  • 64 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Classics

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From one of the great voices in the history of American literature, a witty and fantastical satire about aging, and the inspiration for the 2008 blockbuster film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known today for his novels, but during his lifetime his fame stemmed primarily from his prolific achievements as one of America's most gifted short story writers.

In 1860, Benjamin Button is born an old man and mysteriously begins aging backward. At the beginning of his life, he is withered and worn, but as he continues to grow younger he embraces life--he goes to war, runs a business, falls in love, has children, goes to college and prep school, and, as his mind begins to devolve, he attends kindergarten and eventually returns to the care of his nurse.

This strange and haunting story embodies the sharp social insight that has made Fitzgerald one of the great voices in American literature. Anthologized in Fitzgerald's 1922 book Tales of the Jazz Age, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is one of his most memorable stories and has been acclaimed by generations of readers.



Review Quotes




Jay McInerney"The New York Review of Books"One pleasure of rereading Fitzgerald's stories now is to rediscover just how good some of them in fact are, and how brilliant a handful.

Joseph Coates"Chicago Tribune"Bruccoli gives [us]...a virtually new and vastly amplified Fitzgerald.

Leonard A. Podis"The Cleveland Plain Dealer"This is a valuable collection, whether one reads the stories to delight in Fitzgerald's style, to conjure up a lost era, to learn more about the career of a great American novelist, or simply to gain insight into the human condition.

Mark Caldwell"The Philadelphia Inquirer"More than enough to re-establish Fitzgerald as a master of the American short story.

Jay McInerney The New York Review of Books One pleasure of rereading Fitzgerald's stories now is to rediscover just how good some of them in fact are, and how brilliant a handful.

Joseph Coates Chicago Tribune Bruccoli gives [us]...a virtually new and vastly amplified Fitzgerald.

Leonard A. Podis The Cleveland Plain Dealer This is a valuable collection, whether one reads the stories to delight in Fitzgerald's style, to conjure up a lost era, to learn more about the career of a great American novelist, or simply to gain insight into the human condition.

Mark Caldwell The Philadelphia Inquirer More than enough to re-establish Fitzgerald as a master of the American short story.

Jay McInerney

"The New York Review of Books"

One pleasure of rereading Fitzgerald's stories now is to rediscover just how good some of them in fact are, and how brilliant a handful.



Joseph Coates

"Chicago Tribune"

Bruccoli gives [us]...a virtually new and vastly amplified Fitzgerald.



Leonard A. Podis

"The Cleveland Plain Dealer"

This is a valuable collection, whether one reads the stories to delight in Fitzgerald's style, to conjure up a lost era, to learn more about the career of a great American novelist, or simply to gain insight into the human condition.



Mark Caldwell

"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

More than enough to re-establish Fitzgerald as a master of the American short story.


Dimensions (Overall): 7.0 Inches (H) x 4.8 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)
Weight: .1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Format: Paperback
Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
Language: English
Street Date: August 14, 2007
TCIN: 11337473
UPC: 9781416556053
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5643
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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