New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963. First Edition. A Fine copy of the book in just about Fine dust jacket. Green cloth over the boards with the color a little uneven, spine and top-stain completely unfaded. In a very bright and attractive dust jacket with one small tear at the top of the front panel and a little rubbing at the crown. Scarce in this condition.
Satirizing the arms race that was shaping global politics of the time, Vonnegut's fourth novel has become an American classic. Vonnegut later explained that the inspiration for Cat's Cradle came out of his time working with GE, following his training in chemical engineering. His protagonist was inspired by the creators of the atomic bomb, and the novel a take-down of their apparent ambivalence about the invention's possible effects on the world. Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #2430)