The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Inspiration for the Upcoming Major Motion Picture

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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$9.95  $9.15
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
August 14, 2007
Pages
56
Dimensions
4.8 X 0.3 X 7.0 inches | 0.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416556053

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About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and for the next decade the couple lived in New York, Paris, and on the Riviera. Fitzgerald's masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four while working on The Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald's fiction has secured his reputation as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

Reviews

Joseph Coates

"Chicago Tribune"

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


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.


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.


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