"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved": First Edition of Sirens of Titan; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut With a Self-Caricature
The Sirens of Titan.
Item Number: 2158
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961.
First edition of Vonnegut’s second novel and his scarcest. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the crown and some soiling to the back panel. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
The Sirens of Titan is the Hugo Award-nominated story of billionaire Malachi Constant, who persists against a Martian-invasion to be reunited with his estranged family. According to The Harvard Crimson, Vonnegut "put together the whole of The Sirens of Titanin one night He was at a party where someone told him he ought to write another novel. So they went into the next room where he just verbally pieced together this book from the things that were around in his mind."