The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A Graphic Novel

Book - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
A graphic novel adaptation of the classic Fitzgerald short story about a man who ages backwards after being born an old man in Baltimore in 1860.

Hachette Book Group
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who ages in reverse: He is born seventy years old and becomes younger as the years progress. This faithful graphic-novel adaptation chronicles Benjamin Button's many adventures: He falls in love with a woman who ages normally (this causes complications), starts a family, and establishes a successful business. In his later years, he attends Harvard and plays on their football team. By the time he is an old man, Benjamin Button resembles a baby. 'And then he remembered nothing. Through the noons and nights he breathed and over him there were soft mumblings and murmurings that he scarcely heard, and faintly differentiated smells, and light and darkness.'

The film adaptation of the story starring Brad Pitt (as Benjamin Button) and directed by David Fincher (who also directed Pitt in Fight Club and Seven) opens on December 19, 2008. This adaptation will allow fans of the film to experience the original source material in a fresh and fun graphic-novel format.

Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781594742811
Branch Call Number: YA GX FIT
Characteristics: 128 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Benjamin Button


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 26, 2013

I really enjoyed this comic, it was quite funny. The end was alright, bit sad but not depressing.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at FVRL

To Top