First Edition of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Slaughterhouse-Five; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut

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Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade.

Item Number: 265

New York: Delacorte Press, 1994.

First edition of the 25th Anniversary of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut on the front free endpaper.

"Slaughterhouse-Five, perhaps Vonnegut’s most powerful novel, presents two characters who can see beneath the surface to the tragic realities of human history but make no attempt to bring about change The central event is the destruction of Dresden by bombs and fire storm—a catastrophe that Vonnegut himself witnessed as a prisoner of war" (Vinson, 1414-15). "Kurt Vonnegut knows all the tricks of the writing game. So he has not even tried to describe the bombing. Instead he has written around it in a highly imaginative, often funny, nearly psychedelic story. The story is sandwiched between an autobiographical introduction and epilogue" (The New York Times).