The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1922
Simon & Schuster
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. (From the publisher.)
In 2008 Benjamin Button was adapted into a film starring Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt.
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