"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18." - Mark Twain In a whimsical and haunting tale, F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of America's most admired authors, demonstrates his gift as a story teller. Inspired by Twain's memorable musing, Fitzgerald, in carefully crafting "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," weaves a witty and fantastical satire about aging and our discomfort with its inevitability. Fitzgerald's unusual and imaginative story challenges the mind and touches the heart, leaving us wondering "what if?" Though Fitzgerald wrote his exploratory tale in 1922, this story is indeed "for the ages." The year is 1860 and Benjamin Button has been born with the mind and body of an old man. He is brittle and shrunken and the object of shame. Mysteriously, Benjamin begins aging backward. He begins his life withered and worn, but grows younger and stronger, embracing life and changing the lives of those who journey forward even as he travels backward. His life is full. He's a soldier, a businessman, a lover, a father, a student. Imagine life in reverse. Would living such a fantasy be beneficial or devastating? Through the amazing life of Benjamin Button, the reader safely explores that question. Nothing escapes the attention of Fitzgerald, the writer, or Button, the curious man who lives a one-of-a kind life in this strange and haunting story penned by a writer many critics declare as "one of the great voices in the history of American literature." Ideal for children, teachers, students, the whole family and even the young at heart. Version: Unabridged Language: English Reader: Solo Male Format: Audio CD Tracks / Chapters: 2 Chapters Total running time: 01:00:00
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