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Slaughterhouse-Five by  Kurt Vonnegut - Signed First Edition - 1969 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-16145392978)

Slaughterhouse-Five

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Slaughterhouse-Five

by Vonnegut, Kurt

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About This Item

Delacorte Press, New York, 1969 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Printing" printed on the copyright page. This copy is authentically INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Kurt Vonnegut with self-caricature. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This First Issue dustjacket has the $5.95 printed price present. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates. A stunning copy SIGNED by the author with a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Vonnegut First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

Synopsis

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut and is generally recognized as his most influential and popular work. Set around World War II, the novels tells of the story of Billy Pilgrim, a chaplain’s assistant, and his experiences and journeys through time. Billy sees when, how, and why he will die, resulting in his becoming fatalistic. The refrain “so it goes” is used when death, dying, and mortality occur and it appears in the book 106 times. Additionally, the novel can be read as semi-autobiographical: Vonnegut was present during the firebombing of Dresden, a central event in the novel. Shortly after publication, Slaughterhouse-Five was nominated for two best novel recognitions, a Nebula Award and a Hugo Award, though it lost both to Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. The Modern Library ranked Slaughterhouse-Five eighteenth on its list of the “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century in 1998. It is also listed in TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923). However, mainly due to its irreverent tone and obscene content, Slaughterhouse-Five has been the subject of many attempts at censorship. The novel treats one of the most horrific massacres in European history—the firebombing of Dresden—with mock-serious humor and clear antiwar sentiment. It also depicts sexuality to a revolutionary extent as one of the first literary acknowledgments that homosexual men, referred to in the novel as “fairies,” were among the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Thus, Slaughterhouse-Five is listed in the American Library Association's list of the “Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–1999” as well as the ALA's “Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000–2009.”  The novel has been adapted more than a handful of times, most notably a film adaptation by the same name made in 1972. Although the film did poorly in the box office, it was critically praised, winning the Prix du Jury at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.

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On Oct 9 2010, jarrod said:
I very much enjoyed this novel. It was my first Vonnegut book, and have since ordered others.I felt it a very well written novel, with a great story, however made a horrible movie.

Details

Bookseller
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-16145392978
Title
Slaughterhouse-Five
Author
Vonnegut, Kurt
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Delacorte Press, New York
Date published
1969

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