The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Francis Scott Fitzgerald

by Francis Fitzgerald

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Overview

This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler's "Note-books."
The story was published in "Collier's" last summer and provoked this startling letter from an anonymous admirer in Cincinnati:
"Sir--
I have read the story Benjamin Button in Colliers and I wish to say that as a short story writer you would make a good lunatic I have seen many peices of cheese in my life but of all the peices of cheese I have ever seen you are the biggest peice. I hate to waste a peice of stationary on you but I will."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014049368
Publisher: RoundTable Books
Publication date: 02/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 684 KB

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