The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button And Other Stories

Autore: F. Scott Fitzgerald
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ISBN: 9781627300520
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Born with the appearance of a 70-year-old man, Benjamin Button grows physically younger with each passing year, until, in the end . . . Well, you'll just have to read it for yourself. A masterful story from the master storyteller of the Jazz Age. The author wrote, "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 idea a fair trial." But the author was wrong: It's a knockout of a story--recently released as a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. This edition of the book also includes "The Jelly-Bean," "The Ice Palace," "The Offshore Pirate," "Head and Shoulders," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "May Day," "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and "Winter Dreams," all newly formatted and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button And Other Stories

Autore: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Editore: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481276955
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Contents THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter IV Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII Chapter VIII Chapter IX Chapter X Chapter XI Other Stories The Jelly-Bean The Camel's Back May Day Porcelain and Pink The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Tarquin of Cheapside About the Author- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night, and his most famous, The Great Gatsby.A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.-wikipedia

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Autore: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Editore: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635239920
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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 idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler's "Note-books." The story was published in "Collier's" last summer and provoked this startling letter from an anonymous admirer in Cincinnati: "Sir-- I have read the story Benjamin Button in Colliers and I wish to say that as a short story writer you would make a good lunatic I have seen many peices of cheese in my life but of all the peices of cheese I have ever seen you are the biggest peice. I hate to waste a peice of stationary on you but I will."

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Autore: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961589
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Born an old man, Benjamin Button lived a very curious life, backwards When Benjamin Button's father arrives at hospital he is surprised and ashamed to find his new baby boy is a weathered, aged man, for all appearances no younger than seventy years old. As time goes by, young Benjamin comes to no longer require a cane, his hair ceases to be grey, his limbs become less frail, his wrinkles less deep, but still the world around him fails to come to terms with his oddness, as he ages towards infancy and beyond ... This remarkable, imaginative tale is here accompanied by a story of the desperate measures required by limitless wealth, and another about the lengths (and cuts) a girl is willing to go to for popularity. Includes A Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Bernice Bobs Her Hair.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Apt 3w

Autore: Gabriel Brownstein
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780747568056
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Clever, stylish, sad and ironic, this is the debut of a talented, highly original young writer.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button And Other Tales Of The Jazz Age

Autore: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1471018849
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"Tales of the Jazz Age" is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three separate parts, according to subject matter, it includes one of his better-known short stories, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Several of the stories had also been published earlier, independently, in either The Metropolitan, Saturday Evening Post, Smart Set, Collier's, Chicago Tribune, or Vanity Fair. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was released as a motion picture late in the 2008 season starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and directed by David Fincher. The screenplay differs greatly from the short story. Only the title, Benjamin's name, and most aspects of the aging process are retained in the screenplay.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button And Other Jazz Age Stories

Autore: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636737
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The inspiration for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, plus eighteen other stories by the beloved author of The Great Gatsby In the title story of this collection by one of America’s greatest writers, a baby born in 1860 begins life as an old man and proceeds to age backward. F. Scott Fizgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era “a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.” Perhaps nowhere in American fiction has this “Lost Generation” been more vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald’s short fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American landscape, this original collection captures, with Fitzgerald’s signature blend of enchantment and disillusionment, America during the Jazz Age. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Autore: David Fincher
Editore: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847832545
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Presents an illustrated guide to the making of the motion picture "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."