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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Jazz Age Tales Fitzgerald, F. Scott                     1 of 1
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Learn more about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: And Other Jazz Age Tales:

Format:  Audio Cassette Unabridged
ISBN-10: 1400152356
ISBN-13: 9781400152353
Sku: 202536700
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.25H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  2
Age Range:  NA
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F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest American writers, is best known for The Great Gatsby, considered by many to be the most important novel of the 20th century. But Fitzgerald also made his living as a short story writer, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Tales collects four of his best.
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In "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," F. Scott Fitzgerald, the great chronicler of the Jazz Age, tells the tale of a baby born as an old man. Fitzgerald follows Benjamin Button as he ages in reverse, growing younger year by year, and in the process Fitzgerald offers his own curious portrayal of turn-of-the century America. In this story, as in all his fiction, Fitzgerald's perspective on his times is never simple. He boldly depicts the successes and failures of his generation, loading his stories with tragedy, cynicism, and tenderness.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended prep school, then Princeton University. ("I was always the poorest boy at a rich man's school," he claimed.) He was a lackluster student; when he dropped out to enlist in the army during World War I, he was on academic probation. The armistice was signed before Fitzgerald could see service, and he was discharged in 1919. He began writing THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, based on his Princeton years, when he was 21, and was 24 when it was published. The success of the novel--which was called by Edmund Wilson "one of the most illiterate books of any merit ever published"--enabled him to marry Zelda Sayre, whose family disapproved of him and his prospects. Fitzgerald gained growing celebrity as a major new voice in American fiction, and he and Zelda became the 1920s' equivalent of jet-setters, dividing their time between New York, Paris, and the Riviera--part of the circle of American expatriates that included Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, and Dos Passos, writers about whom Stein coined the term "the lost generation." Fitzgerald continued to write all his life, including the obligatory stint in Hollywood, but was gradually taken over by alcoholism and the general dissolution of his life, and many of his later years were plagued by doubt, debt, and failure. He died at the absurdly young age of 44, of a heart attack.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Audio Cassette - Unabridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   2
Product attributePublisher:   Tantor Media
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