The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Publishers Summary:
F. Scott Fitzgerald makes anti-bellum Baltimore his setting for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age seventy who then lives life in reverse, his hair turning "in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray, the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced."This collection also includes "The Lost Decade," "Three Hours between Planes," "The Bridal Party," and "Babylon Revisited."

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ISBN
978-0-78615-776-1
Publisher
Blackstone Audio Inc.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2007

This collection of Fitzgerald stories begins with the fantastical and ironic tale in which the protagonist experiences his lifetime in reverse by aging backward. The comical and lighthearted nature of the story and the pleasant narration by Scott Brick underscore a text that, through defamiliarization, deals with issues of discrimination and the class structure of the antebellum South. Benjamin is a 70-year-old man at birth and a barely conscious infant at death. In the meantime, he marries the sought-after Daisy; has a s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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