The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories

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by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Patrick O'Donnell
     
 

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Collection of stories by Fitzgerald, one of America's greatest writers, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This book includes 2 books: Flappers and Philosophers, with eight stories, and The Jazz Age Tales, with eleven stories.

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Collection of stories by Fitzgerald, one of America's greatest writers, including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This book includes 2 books: Flappers and Philosophers, with eight stories, and The Jazz Age Tales, with eleven stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143105497
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/26/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
252,709
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as ‘grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken’. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work): six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces. Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that ‘He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a “generation” … he might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.’

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 24, 1896
Date of Death:
December 21, 1940
Place of Birth:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Education:
Princeton University

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The story was simple yet insightful. After reading it, I went to see the movie and was pleasently surprised. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone, regardless if you have already seen the movie.