How is this book unique? Free Audiobook Illustrations included Unabridged The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story written by F Scott Fitzgerald and first published in Colliers Magazine on May 27 1922 It was subsequently anthologized in his book Tales of the Jazz Age which is occasionally published as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories In 1860 Balti Benjamin is born with the physical appearance of a 70 year old man already capable of speech His father Roger invites neighborhood boys to play with him and orders him to play with children's toys but Benjamin obeys only to please his father At five Benjamin is sent to kindergarten but is quickly withdrawn after he repeatedly falls asleep during child activities When Benjamin turns 12 the Button family realizes that he is aging backwards At the age of 18 Benjamin enrolls in Yale College but is sent home by officials who think he is a 50 year old lunatic In 1880 when Benjamin is 20 his father gives him a control of Roger Button Co Wholesale Hardware He meets the young Hildegarde Moncrief a daughter of General Moncrief and falls in love with her Hildegarde mistakes Benjamin for a 50 year old brother of Roger Button she prefers older men and marries him six months later but remains ignorant of his condition Years later Benjamin's business has been successful but he is tired of Hildegarde because her beauty has faded and she nags him Bored at home he enlists in the Spanish–American War in 1898 and achieves great triumph in the military rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel He retires from the army to focus on his company and receives a medal


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