The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

And Other Tales of the Jazz Age

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of eleven short stories by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three thematic parts, the anthology highlights Fitzgerald’s signature fascination with wealth, tradition, and the frenetic youth culture that emerged in the post-war jazz age. In “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” Fitzgerald satirizes the selfishness of the rich. “May Day” depicts a party at a popular club that turns into a political demonstration. The collection also features one of Fitzgerald’s best-known stories, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” In this detour into fantasy, a man is born with the body and mind of an old man and ages backwards over the course of his life. Taken from the 1922 copyright edition, this unabridged collection features the striking prose and poignant themes that exemplify Fitzgerald’s career.

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Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS FIC004000, FIC029000
Dewey 813/.52
Lexile 1010