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.
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 twentieth 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.
The title story is a fantasy tale about a man who is in his seventies at birth and progressively ages backwards. The other stories included in this collection are "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "Tarquin of Cheapside," and "O Russet Witch!"
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Tales