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Fitzgerald, F. Scott

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1921)

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The short story begins with the birth of the protagonist, Benjamin Button, in 1860. Benjamin is born with the physical appearance of a seventy-year-old man. The story follows his career as he becomes progressively younger.

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.


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