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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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." Jay McInerney, The New York Review of Books

Review:

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

Synopsis:

Today F. Scott Fitzgerald is better known for his novels, but in his own time, his fame rested squarely on his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted writers of stories and novellas. Now, a half-century after the author's death, the premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer, Matthew J. Bruccoli, has assembled in one volume the full scope of Fitzgerald's best short fiction: forty-three sparkling masterpieces, ranging from such classic novellas as "The Rich Boy," "May Day," and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" to his commercial work for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister "slicks."

For the reader, these stories will underscore the depth and extraordinary range of Fitzgerald's literary talents. Furthermore, Professor Bruccoli's illuminating preface and introductory headnotes establish the literary and biographical settings in which these stories now shine anew with brighter luster than ever.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), earned him immediate critical and financial success. The Great Gatsby (1925) was published while he and his wife, Zelda, lived in France in the midst of the expatriates of the 1920s. Upon their return to America, he completed Tender Is the Night (1934), and he was at work on The Love of the Last Tycoon when he died in Hollywood in 1940.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

PREFACE

HEAD AND SHOULDERS

BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR

THE ICE PALACE

THE OFFSHORE PIRATE

MAY DAY

THE JELLY-BEAN

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ

WINTER DREAMS

DICE, BRASSKNUCKLES & GUITAR

ABSOLUTION

RAGS MARTIN-JONES AND THE PR-NCE OF W-LES

"THE SENSIBLE THING"

LOVE IN THE NIGHT

THE RICH BOY

JACOB'S LADDER

A SHORT TRIP HOME

THE BOWL

THE CAPTURED SHADOW

BASIL AND CLEOPATRA

THE LAST OF THE BELLES

MAJESTY

AT YOUR AGE

THE SWIMMERS

TWO WRONGS

FIRST BLOOD

EMOTIONAL BANKRUPTCY

THE BRIDAL PARTY

ONE TRIP ABROAD

THE HOTEL CHILD

BABYLON REVISITED

A NEW LEAF

A FREEZE-OUT

SIX OF ONE --

WHAT A HANDSOME PAIR!

CRAZY SUNDAY

MORE THAN JUST A HOUSE

AFTERNOON OF AN AUTHOR

FINANCING FINNEGAN

THE LOST DECADE

"BOIL SOME WATER — LOTS OF IT"

LAST KISS

DEARLY BELOVED

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416556053
Subtitle:
The Inspiration for the Upcoming Major Motion Picture
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Life cycle, human
Subject:
43 Short Stories
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
F. Scott Fitzgerald; jazz age; This Side of Paradise; Zelda Sayre; Zelda Fitzgerald; Fitzgerald; expatriate writers; Gertrude Stein; Ernest Hemingway; John Dos Passos; great american novel; Beautiful and Damned; The Great Gatsby; Tender Is the Night; The
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070814
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
rough front
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.75 in 2.87 oz

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Product details 64 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781416556053 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "More than enough to re-establish Fitzgerald as a master of the American short story."
"Synopsis" by , Today F. Scott Fitzgerald is better known for his novels, but in his own time, his fame rested squarely on his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted writers of stories and novellas. Now, a half-century after the author's death, the premier Fitzgerald scholar and biographer, Matthew J. Bruccoli, has assembled in one volume the full scope of Fitzgerald's best short fiction: forty-three sparkling masterpieces, ranging from such classic novellas as "The Rich Boy," "May Day," and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" to his commercial work for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister "slicks."

For the reader, these stories will underscore the depth and extraordinary range of Fitzgerald's literary talents. Furthermore, Professor Bruccoli's illuminating preface and introductory headnotes establish the literary and biographical settings in which these stories now shine anew with brighter luster than ever.

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