Upon completing "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" in 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald declared it "the funniest story ever written" and "one of my two favorite stories." It's the strange tale of a man who is "born" 70 years old and mysteriously ages in reverse. This stunning graphic novel adaptation illustrates Benjamin Button's many adventures: He falls in love, starts a family, and runs a successful business. In his later years, he goes to war and attends Harvard University. As an old man, he resembles a newborn baby and returns to the care of a nurse. Complete with Fitzgerald's original text, dazzling watercolor illustrations, and an afterword describing the story's origins and critical reception, this edition offers a fresh look at a literary masterpiece.
- Kindle: 105001 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: Quirk Books; Reprint edition (Jan. 27 2015)
- ASIN: B00NZZJ4SG
In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work): six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.
Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a "generation" ... he might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'
Better than the film!
Such a cute story, and yet filled with much sadness too. At times, mostly in youth, it would be fantastic to live that life. Growing younger, when old or when really young wouldn't be so great though, and to do it backwards from everyone else... no, thanks. I can't imagine how the author thought this was the funniest story ever, it wasn't an emotion that went through me.
It is an amazing story though. One that everyone should read. Don't let that Brad Pitt movie be all that you know of the story.
I can't comment on the graphic novel part of this. In ebook online, there was no graphics for me to see.
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