Download E-books The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

The idea for the foremost movie starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, plus eighteen different tales by way of the liked writer of The nice Gatsby

within the identify tale of this assortment by means of one in all America’s maximum writers, a child born in 1860 starts off existence as an previous guy and proceeds to age backward. F. Scott Fizgerald hinted at this type of inversion whilst he known as his period “a iteration grown as much as locate all Gods lifeless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken.” probably 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 unique assortment captures, with Fitzgerald’s signature mixture of attraction and disillusionment, the USA in the course of the Jazz Age.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

Similar American Literature books

Zelda: A Biography

Acclaimedbiographer Nancy Milford brings to lifestyles the tormented, elusive character ofZelda Sayre and clarifies as by no means earlier than her courting with F. ScottFitzgerald, tracing the interior disintegration of a talented, despairing womanundone through the conflict among her husband’s profession and her personal expertise. Zelda was once an speedy touchstone forcreatively encouraged readers after its preliminary e-book in 1983; Patti Smithhails it in her autobiography, simply Kids,recalling how “reading the tale of Zelda Fitzgerald by way of Nancy Milford, Iidentified together with her mutinous spirit.

The Awkward Age (Penguin Classics)

Nanda Brookenham is 'coming out' in London society. Thrust all at once into the vicious, immoral circle that has accrued around her mom, she even reveals herself in festival with Mrs Brookenham for the love of the fellow she admires. mild and ironic in its contact, The Awkward Age however analyzes the English personality with nice subtlety.

Hungry Hearts (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

In tales that draw seriously on her personal lifestyles, Anzia Yezierska portrays the immigrant's fight to turn into a "real" American, in such tales as "Yekl," "Hunger," "The fats of the Land," and "How i discovered the USA. " Set in general in New York's reduce East aspect, the tales brilliantly evoke the oppressive surroundings of crowded streets and tacky tenements and lay naked the depression of households trapped in unspeakable poverty, operating at demeaning jobs, and dealing with the hardly hidden prejudices in their new land.

The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt (Penguin Classics)

A set from certainly one of our such a lot influential African American writers An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt, an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery within the South, is extensively credited with nearly single-handedly inaugurating the African American brief tale culture and used to be the 1st African American novelist to accomplish nationwide severe acclaim.

Additional info for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories (Penguin Classics)

Show sample text content

Don’t you think that that’s the simplest plan? ” although Draycott Deyo used to be within the throes of problems pertaining to baptism by way of immersion and may in all probability have visible a connection, it has to be admitted that he didn't. He thought of female bathing an immoral topic, and gave her a few of his rules at the depravity of recent society. yet to offset that unlucky prevalence Bernice had numerous sign successes to her credits. Little Otis Ormonde pleaded off from a visit East and elected as a substitute to stick with her with a puppylike devotion, to the enjoyment of his crowd and to the inflammation of G. Reece Stoddard, numerous of whose afternoon calls Otis thoroughly ruined through the disgusting tenderness of the glances he bent on Bernice. He even advised her the tale of the two-by-four and the dressing-room to teach her how frightfully improper he and each one else have been of their first judgment of her. Bernice laughed off that incident with a moderate sinking sensation. Of all Bernice’s dialog probably the easiest recognized and such a lot universally authorized was once the road in regards to the bobbing of her hair. “Oh, Bernice, for those who goin’ to get the hair bobbed? ” “Day after to-morrow maybe,” she may answer, guffawing. “Will you return and spot me? simply because I’m relying on you, you recognize. ” “Will we? you recognize! yet you greater hurry up. ” Bernice, whose tonsorial intentions have been strictly dishonorable, might chuckle back. “Pretty quickly now. You’d be shocked. ” yet probably the main major image of her good fortune was once the grey vehicle of the hypercritical Warren McIntyre, parked day-by-day in entrance of the Harvey residence. first and foremost the parlor-maid was once especially startled whilst he requested for Bernice rather than Marjorie; after per week of it she advised the cook dinner that leave out Bernice had gotta holda omit Marjorie’s top fella. And leave out Bernice had. maybe it all started with Warren’s wish to rouse jealousy in Marjorie; maybe it used to be the normal notwithstanding unrecognized pressure of Marjorie in Bernice’s dialog; might be it was once either one of those and whatever of honest allure in addition to. yet one way or the other the collective brain of the more youthful set knew inside of every week that Marjorie’s ultimate beau had made an awesome face-about and was once giving an undeniable rush to Marjorie’s visitor. The query of the instant used to be how Marjorie might take it. Warren referred to as Bernice at the ’phone two times an afternoon, despatched her notes, they usually have been often noticeable jointly in his roadster, evidently engrossed in a single of these demanding, major conversations as to if or now not he was once honest. Marjorie on being twitted purely laughed. She stated she used to be potent pleased that Warren had ultimately discovered a few person who favored him. So the more youthful set laughed, too, and guessed that Marjorie didn’t care and permit it pass at that. One afternoon whilst there have been simply 3 days left of her stopover at Bernice was once ready within the corridor for Warren, with whom she was once going to a bridge occasion. She used to be in quite a completely satisfied temper, and whilst Marjorie—also sure for the party—appeared beside her and commenced casually to regulate her hat within the reflect, Bernice used to be totally unprepared for something within the nature of a conflict.

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 39 votes