The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Audiobook | Listen Instantly!A life lived backwards, with events happening in reverse order forms the strange and unexpected framework of one of F Scott Fitzgerald's rare short stories. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was published in Collier's in and the idea came to Fitzgerald apparently from a quote of Mark Twain's in which he regretted that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst at the end. Fitzgerald's concept of using this notion and turning the normal sequence of life on its head resulted in this delightful, thought provoking fantasy tale. The story was later incorporated in a Fitzgerald anthology, Tales of the Jazz Age. Set in the Baltimore of the s the story is also a satire of contemporary American society of the time. Though Fitzgerald maintains a cool and light tone throughout the story, it is in fact, deeply reflective and a very interesting take on the human condition.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Cancel anytime. One of the best-known American short stories, this tale has been produced countless times for television and film. A Halloween classic! Word goes among the crew of the Pole Star that the captain is haunted by demons. And after the days turn into weeks in the frigid Arctic Ocean, stories begin to circulate of ghosts and midnight hauntings. Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was
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Cancel anytime. Scott Fitzgerald makes antebellum Baltimore his setting for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age 70 who then lives life in reverse, his hair turning "in the dozen years of his life from white to iron-gray, the network of wrinkles on his face becoming less pronounced". What ramifications that creates for Benjamin's relationship with his father first and then later with his wife and his own son makes for some fantastical situations. I loved The Great Gatsby and expected a curious tale with interesting characters. This was boring and predictable. The performance was dry.
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Scott Fitzgeral. Cancel anytime. Excellent story. They even throw pillows at him!