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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tales of the Jazz Age

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Benjamin Button is no ordinary newborn boy. He looks 70 years old and can speak. And, as eventually becomes clear, he is ageing backwards.

This story, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s other Tales of the Jazz Age perfectly capture America during The Roaring Twenties.

Publishers Weekly Review

Sep 29, 2008 – The impending release of a movie version starring Brad Pitt has made this humorous tale, formerly among the least known of Fitzgerald's short stories, a hot property. DeFillippis and Weir's adaptation preserves the original's straight-faced tone describing the career of a man who begins life in his 70s and grows progressively younger. If bystanders find this more than “curious,” they usually are just irritated at Benjamin for not behaving like other people. He himself is surprised as his body morphs, but is always open to new possibilities; his good-natured adaptability gives the social satire a gentle edge. Readers should, of course, look up Fitzgerald's original, but there's much to enjoy in this handsome little hardbound book. Cornell's sepia watercolor panels are especially clever at showing physical and emotional changes as Benjamin moves backward through life while America rolls forward for 70 years. A useful, gracefully written afterword by Donald G. Sheehy, professor of English, completes the volume nicely.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Tales of the Jazz Age
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: Sep 12, 2010
  • Publisher: Vigo Classics
  • Seller: Vigo Books
  • Print Length: 212 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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