The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Inspiration for the Upcoming Major Motion Picture

By Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Publishers Summary:
Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted story writers. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a witty and fantastical satire about aging, is one of his most memorable stories. 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 the history of American literature.

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ISBN
978-1-41655-605-3
Publisher
Scribner


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Reviewed on September 15, 2007

Written in 1922, this is not one of Scott's better-known stories, yet it's great fun to read and still quite poignant. It follows our eponymous hero's back...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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