Vonnegut JR, Kurt -- Slaughterhouse Five [Book]
New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, 1969. First Edition. 186 pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book has two pencil markings on the front free fly leaf and an imprint on the front board along with minor color loss; else fine. The unclipped wrapper has the usual discoloration and fading and showing modest shelf wear. Perhaps Vonnegut's best-known novel, Slaughterhouse-Five tells the story of Billy Pilgrim's experience as an American soldier in Europe during World War II. A combination of historic and science fiction, the plot centers on the Allied bombing of Dresden, Germany in 1945, an event Vonnegut experienced himself. "It sounds crazy. It sounds like a fantastic last-ditch effort to make sense of a lunatic universe. But there is so much more to this book. It is very tough and very funny; it is sad and delightful; and it works". The New York Times.