The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A Graphic Novel

Book - 2008
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Upon completing "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" in 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald declared it "the funniest story ever written" and "one of my two favorite stories." It's the strange tale of a man who is "born" 70 years old and mysteriously ages in reverse. This stunning graphic novel adaptation illustrates Benjamin Button's many adventures: He falls in love, starts a family, and runs a successful business. In his later years, he goes to war and attends Harvard University. As an old man, he resembles a newborn baby and returns to the care of a nurse.

Complete with Fitzgerald's original text, dazzling watercolor illustrations, and an afterword describing the story's origins and critical reception, this edition offers a fresh look at a literary masterpiece.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781594742811
1594742812
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Defil 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 128 p. :,col. ill. --

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StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With A Book comment: "I thoroughly enjoyed the totally different approach to the presentation i.e. comic/pictures tell the story."


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AlignedStars
Apr 28, 2018

This graphic novel really tells the story of Benjamin Button in intriguing and comprehensive way. From the beginning it includes a dash of humor and implements language of the time period. Even I though I have yet to read the actual novel, I can tell this illustrated book successfully reflects the diction, style, and imagery of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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WinterOwl1
Aug 03, 2016

I picked up this book purely for the incredible watercolour illustrations alone, and ended up almost getting more out of the accompanied prose. So much wisdom, and humour (especially in the beginning)! I recommend reading the afterword as well, because it chronicles the history of F.Scott Fitzgerald writing the novel, and the publics initial reaction to it, which is quite funny. You can just imagine people during that time period thinking he was a raving lunatic for coming up with such a ridiculous plot!

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With A Book comment: "I thoroughly enjoyed the totally different approach to the presentation i.e. comic/pictures tell the story."

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PaMarchand
Feb 02, 2011

It's odd to watch the movie then read the graphic novel. The movie begins with an infant-sized old man. This book begins with a full-grown octogenarian. I now need to read the original Fitzgerald story.

I read it in less than an hour.

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redwallflower
Jun 24, 2010

Beautiful artwork, but a strange little tale. I think that I preferred the movie over this adaptation.

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