"Pretend to be good always, and even God will be fooled": First Edition of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine.
Vonnegut Jr., Kurt.$3,000.00
Item Number: 3668
New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1965.
First edition of the author’s fifth novel, a classic satire, which introduces the reader to Kilgore Trout. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page with a self-caricature. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear. A very sharp example.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is author's fifth novel and comic masterpiece. "A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything" (Conrad Aiken). It was adapted as a musical in 1979, marking the first collaboration of composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman.