Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade

Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade
First edition of Vonnegut's most famous and controversial work.
Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade

New York: Delacorte Press, 1969. First edition. A bright Near Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Previous owner's embossed stamp to first blank, slight bump to lower corner. Dust jacket a bit toned on the spine and with some faint splash marks on the spine.

Kurt Vonnegut’s masterful satire about the bombing of Dresden and the strange time traveling experiences of Billy Pilgrim. The book was nominated for both a Hugo and Nebula Award the year it was released and was ranked 18th by Modern Library on its list of the 100 best books of the century. Slaughterhouse Five was partly autobiographical, as Vonnegut served in the army and witnessed the bombing firsthand during World War II. Though controversial around its release due to its depictions of sex, the novel grew to be quite popular and was adapted into a film in 1972, which would win the Prix de Jury at the Cannes Film Festival later that year. “…Slaughterhouse Five is an extraordinary success. It is a book we need to read, and to reread. It has the same virtues as Vonnegut’s best previous work. It is funny, compassionate and wise… Kurt Vonnegut Jr is a true artist.” (Contemporary New York Times Review)
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4940)

Price: $1,500