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Slaughterhouse 5: The Children’s Crusade A Duty-Dance With Death (Vintage Classics)

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?The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.? George Saunders

Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller ? these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse.?Slaughterhouse Five?is one of the world?s great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim?s odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.

?An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist??New York Times?

 

About the Authors

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During WWII, he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of war in Germany, he witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired?Slaughterhouse- Five. He is the Authors of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. He died in 2007.

 

  • Paperback:?192 pages
  • Publisher:?RHUK; Latest Edition edition (21 March 1991)
  • Language:?English
  • ISBN-10:?0099800209
  • ISBN-13:?978-0099800200
  • Product Dimensions:?12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
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?The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.? George Saunders

Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller ? these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse.?Slaughterhouse Five?is one of the world?s great anti-war books. Centring on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in the Second World War, Billy Pilgrim?s odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.

?An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist??New York Times?

 

About the Authors

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. During WWII, he served in Europe and, as a prisoner of war in Germany, he witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired?Slaughterhouse- Five. He is the Authors of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. He died in 2007.

 

  • Paperback:?192 pages
  • Publisher:?RHUK; Latest Edition edition (21 March 1991)
  • Language:?English
  • ISBN-10:?0099800209
  • ISBN-13:?978-0099800200
  • Product Dimensions:?12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm

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Title

Slaughterhouse 5: The Children's Crusade A Duty-Dance With Death (Vintage Classics)

Pages

192

Publisher

RHUK; Latest Edition edition (21 March 1991)

Language

English

ISBN-10

99800209

ISBN-13

978-0099800200

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