The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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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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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Cool...
Abruptly ended though

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I will not argue with you. But you are doing things correctly and in the wrong way. I don't suppose I can stop you, if you've made your mind different from everybody else, but I don't really consider it extremely considerable.

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Francis Scott Gerald is a great story-teller. I know I have read this already in some version of sort, and even watched the movie years ago, yet the feeling of being able to read this is incongruous and satisfying.

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Benjamin felt himself on the verge of a proposal—with an effort he choked back the impulse. "You're just the romantic age," she continued—"fifty. Twenty-five is too wordly-wise; thirty is apt to be pale from overwork; forty is the age of long stories that take a whole cigar to tell; sixty is—oh, sixty is too near seventy; but fifty is the mellow age. I love fifty."
john manoelle
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Old fellows like me can't learn new tricks

Mr. Buttons speaking in behalf of his age

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