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By F. Scott Fitzgerald

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' sees a toddler born in 1860 start existence as an previous guy after which age backwards. F. Scott Fitzgerald hinted at this sort of inversion whilst he referred to as his period 'a iteration grown as much as locate all Gods useless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken'. maybe nowhere in American fiction has this 'Lost new release' been extra vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald's brief fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American panorama, this assortment captures, with Fitzgerald's signature mix of appeal and disillusionment, the United States through the Jazz Age.

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