The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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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.»
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kbhogilalshared an impression3 years ago
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Abruptly ended though

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Отличная книга

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Sevinj Huseynovashared an impression2 years ago
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A short story of Benjamin Button - the style of writing is flawless and the story itself impressively original. However I’d still favor the movie as it contends more of details rather the book.

jasminemusic19has quoted2 months ago
In addition, Benjamin discovered that he was becoming more and more attracted by the gay side of life.
geneticf29has quoted4 months ago
from that time on a chasm began to widen between
b1774037614has quoted4 months ago
I brought you into the world, young man, and I've been physician to your family for forty years, but I'm through with you!
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