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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or, Pearls Before Swine by Kurt Vonnegut Jr - First Delacorte printing - May 1971 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000001201)

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or, Pearls Before Swine

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God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or, Pearls Before Swine

by Kurt Vonnegut Jr

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
0440029295
ISBN 13
9780440029298
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New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, May 1971 [c. 1965]. Hardcover. First Delacorte printing (stated). Turquoise linen over boards with silver facsimile signature to front board and silver/black printing to spine. Front flap has $7.95 price and 2929 catalog ID. Rear flap has 0571 date code. Good book in a Good+ jacket. Front and rear hinges cracked. No markings. Dust stains to edges. Jacket has edgewear and several chips and tears, the longest of which is three-quarters of an inch. Not the Book Club Edition. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. See photos. 217 pages.

The story of a millionaire who develops a social conscience, abandons New York City, and establishes a charitable foundation in Indiana, where he attempts to dispense unlimited amounts of love and limited sums of money to anyone who will come to his office. The result is an etched-in-acid portrayal of universal greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh.

Synopsis

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine is a novel written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and published in 1965. The plot focuses on Eliot Rosewater, the primary trustee of the philanthropic Rosewater Foundation whom one of the family lawyers, Norman Mushari, is attempting to have declared insane to enable a more distant relative, Fred Rosewater, an insurance salesman from Rhode Island, to gain control.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000001201
Title
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or, Pearls Before Swine
Author
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Delacorte printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0440029295
ISBN 13
9780440029298
Publisher
Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
May 1971
Keywords
fiction, science fiction, black comedy, comedy, black humor, humor, satire, political satire, post-modern, postmodernism, charity, greed, hypocrisy, authors, writers, Kilgore Trout, Indiana
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction; Fiction; Humor, Comedy, Satire, Funny stuff;
Size
8vo

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