"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).

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