Please note the pages on this book have been produced with bevelled or rough edge to create an old style look. The publisher has deliberately chosen to produce the book this way.
This is a short novella as it is only 44 pages long but it is the originally story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that became the template for the screenplay and the wildly successful movie with Brad Pitt. Great Value at this price.
'This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end.
By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his ideas a fair trial.'
Fitzgerald's thought-provoking tale, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a fantastical satire about aging. It is the strange and haunting story of Benjamin Button who is born as an old man and ages backwards so that at the beginning of his life he is an old man and at the end of his life he is a baby.
About the Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time between New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos.
Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of fourty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald stands as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.
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.
For Ages: 13+ years old
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 14th August 2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions (cm): 7.22 x 4.84 x 0.25
Weight (kg): 0.082