The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories


Editor/introduction: Patrick O’Donnell
Notes by: Patrick O’Donnell

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143105497
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The inspiration for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett?plus eighteen other stories by the beloved author of The Great Gatsby

IN THE TITLE STORY, a baby born in 1860 begins life as an old man and proceeds to age backward. F. Scott Fizgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era ?a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.? Perhaps nowhere in American fiction has this ?Lost Generation? been more vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald?s short fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American landscape, this original collection captures, with Fitzgerald?s signature blend of enchantment and disillusionment, America during the Jazz Age.

Table of Contents


Introduction by Patrick O’Donnell
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Acknowledgments

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories

Flappers and Philosophers
The Offshore Pirate
The Ice Palace
Head and Shoulders
The Cut-Glass Bowl
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Benediction
Dalyrimple Goes Wrong
The Four Fists

Tales of the Jazz Age
My Last Flappers
The Jelly-Bean
The Camel’s Back
May Day
Porcelain and Pink
Fantasies
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tarquin of Cheapside
“O Russet Witch!”
Unclassified Masterpieces
The Lees of Happiness
Mr. Icky
Jemina

Appendix
Explanatory Notes

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