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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button : The Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture, EPUB eBook

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


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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.