Baker & Taylor A stand-alone edition of the thought-provoking Fitzgerald short story follows the adventures of Benjamin Button, who is born as an old man and who ages backward so that, at the end of his life, he is a baby. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted story writers. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a witty and fantastical satire about aging, is one of his most memorable stories.
In 1860 Benjamin Button is born an old man and mysteriously begins aging backward. At the beginning of his life he is withered and worn, but as he continues to grow younger he embraces life -- he goes to war, runs a business, falls in love, has children, goes to college and prep school, and, as his mind begins to devolve, he attends kindergarten and eventually returns to the care of his nurse.
This strange and haunting story embodies the sharp social insight that has made Fitzgerald one of the great voices in the history of American literature.
Baker & Taylor Follows the adventures of a man who ages backwards after being born an old man in Baltimore in 1860.