"And so it goes..."; First Edition of Slaughterhouse-Five; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  • Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade, A Duty-Dance With Death.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade, A Duty-Dance With Death.

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade, A Duty-Dance With Death.

$5,500.00

Item Number: 2566

New York: Delacorte Press, 1969.

First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on the half-title page in a contemporary hand. Fine in a near fine dust jacket without the usual toning to the spine panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

"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).

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