"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.

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

$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.

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