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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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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: 462,271
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as “a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.” In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night, and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work). Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.

Patrick O’Donnell (editor, introducer) is the author of several books and essays on modern and contemporary American fiction, including John Hawkes, Passionate Doubt: Designs of Interpretation in Contemporary American Fiction, and Echo Chambers: Reading Voice in Modern Narrative.

Date of Birth:

September 24, 1896

Date of Death:

December 21, 1940

Place of Birth:

St. Paul, Minnesota

Education:

Princeton University

Table of Contents

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories
Introduction by Patrick O'Donnell
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Acknowledgments

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories

Flappers and Philosophers
The Offshore Pirate
The Ice Palace
Head and Shoulders
The Cut-Glass Bowl
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Benediction
Dalyrimple Goes Wrong
The Four Fists

Tales of the Jazz Age
My Last Flappers
The Jelly-Bean
The Camel's Back
May Day
Porcelain and Pink
Fantasies
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tarquin of Cheapside
"O Russet Witch!"
Unclassified Masterpieces
The Lees of Happiness
Mr. Icky
Jemina

Appendix
Explanatory Notes

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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.