"In war, as in love, he was a fearless, happy-go-lucky adventurer": First Edition of Galapagos; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
Item Number: 4698
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1985.
First edition of Vonnegut’s eleventh novel, which questions the merit of the human brain from an evolutionary perspective. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelf wear. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Jacket illustration by Jeffrey Adams.
Galapagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. John Irving praised it as [t]he best Vonnegut novel yet!" "A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain" (New York Times Book Review).