The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Release Date: 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Short Stories
Score: 4
From 217 Ratings
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Yes, we know there’s been a rather recent movie by David Fincher starring Brad Pitt and the wonderful Cate Blanchett with this very title. But it is perhaps a good idea to plunge ourselves into the depths of the “written version”, actually the “written original”. Brad and Cate are great but, as with all movies, they are not just stories but also interpretations of stories. The original always helps us get in the shoes of a director ourselves and cast our own characters in our private movies inside our heads.
The short story belongs to F. Scott Fitzgerald, otherwise known as the author of the Great Gatsby (movies seem to love Mr. Fitzgerald. This story, however, is part of Tales of the Jazz Age, a collection of short stories from the great ’20s. Benjamin Button is a strange case of backwards-aging person: he is born with the appearance of a 70-year old man and starts getting younger. You can imagine some of the complications of such a life, but can you measure with Fitzgerald when it comes to imagination? Put your imagination power to test and read his story.


  • Spare hour? Why not

    By Alwayz right
  • Classic? No.

    By Craneeee
    What a wasted opportunity for a brilliant tale. A story based upon a life, no matter what order it's lived in, shouldn't be skipped over at such a pace. Any attempts to re-write this properly would just be seen as plagiarism, pity.
  • Benji button is old

    By Wu tang Alan
    This novella was gnarly.
  • The curious case of Benjamin button

    By madhatter1977
    Brilliantly told story of a life reversed, born old and dying eventually as a baby. The shame, prejudice and taunts Benjamin endures challenges the reader's perception of what it means to be different.