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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a short story first published in 1922 in Collier’s Magazine. It breaks from Fitzgerald’s traditional style in that it is a story of... More > fantasy – a man is born old and ages backwards in the course of his life. Fitzgerald himself called it the "funniest story ever written". When "Benjamin Button" was anthologized in Fitzgerald’s collection Tales of the Jazz Age, Fitzgerald wrote that he was inspired to write it by a remark made by Mark Twain: "It is a pity that the best part of life comes at the beginning, and the worst part at the end." "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" stayed under the radar of popularity until 2008, when director David Fincher made a film of the story starring Brad Pitt. The script made major changes from the original story, but hopefully it inspired you to read "Benjamin Button," the original.< Less
This Side of Paradise By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality... More > of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature. The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking.< Less
The Beautiful and Damned By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Beautiful and Damned, first published by Scribner's in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. It portrays the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Café Society. As... More > in Fitzgerald's other novels, the characters are complex, especially with respect to marriage and intimacy. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship with Zelda Fitzgerald.< Less
Tales of the Jazz Age By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Evoking the Jazz-Age world, this essential Fitzgerald collection contains some of the writer’s most famous and celebrated stories. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" being the most... More > noted story, giving inpiration to a movie by the same name. Taken as a whole, this collection brings to vivid life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and simmering unrest of a glittering era. Its 1922 publication furthered Fitzgerald's reputation as a master storyteller, and its legacy staked his place as the spokesman of an age. Stories in the book: "The Jelly-Bean" "The Camel's Back" "May Day" "Porcelain and Pink" "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" "Tarquin of Cheapside" "Oh Russet Witch!" "The Lees of Happiness" "Mr. Icky" "Jemina"< Less
Flappers and Philosophers By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Covering some of the very best of F Scott Fitzgerald's short fiction, this collection spans his career, from the early stories of the glittering Jazz Age, through the lost hopes of the thirties, to... More > the last, twilight decade of his life. It brings together his most famous stories, including 'The Diamond as Big as the Ritz'. Flappers and Philosophers is the first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920. It includes eight stories: "The Offshore Pirate" "The Ice Palace" "Head and Shoulders" "The Cut-Glass Bowl" "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" "Benediction" "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong" "The Four Fists"< Less