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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Much better story than the love story Hollywood made it into. Overall, I think Fitzgerald does a better job in novel form where he has the space to bring the story around to his point. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Much better story than the love story Hollywood made it into. Overall, I think Fitzgerald does a better job in novel form where he has the space to bring the story around to his point. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
These short stories by Fitzgerald illustrate the often turbulent relationships in which people find themselves entangled. In the first story, it involves parents who have an unusual baby. The second, a father who longs to regain custody of his daughter is thwarted by his sister-in-law. Other stories involve lost loves and desires that seem to grow more important as the realization of them evaporates. This well performed audio version is a thought-provoking collection, but don’t expect happy endings. ( )
  Maydacat | Aug 22, 2012 |
Rather unnerving set of wonderful short stories. Beautiful but somewhat bleak. ( )
  Figgles | Dec 29, 2009 |
A series of short stories by Fitzgerald, with the longest being about Benjamin Button, the man who grew in reverse. All the stories share the same morale that excess of the 20s is wasteful and hollow. The stories also alternate between the US and France, showing the similarities between the two worlds. An interesting historical look at the 20s and 30s, but overall depressing and somewhat repetitive. Well written though, and well spoken (except for the men doing female voices). ( )
  VVilliam | Aug 26, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786157763, Audio CD)

F. Scott Fitzgerald makes anti-bellum Baltimore his setting for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fantastical tale with some Poe-like overtones about a baby born at age seventy 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."

This collection also includes "The Lost Decade," "Three Hours between Planes," "The Bridal Party," and "Babylon Revisited."

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Presents the title story about the curious case of a baby, born in 1860, who begins life as an old man and who proceeds to age backward, accompanied by twenty-four other stories set against the backdrop of Jazz Age America.

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