skip to content
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: New York, New York : Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1994. ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Twenty fifth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
From the Publisher: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: War stories
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vonnegut, Kurt.
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade.
New York, N.Y. : Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1994
(OCoLC)607734095
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN: 0385312083 9780385312080
OCLC Number: 29960763
Notes: LC copy in dust jacket.
Source: Copyright deposit, Mar. 11, 1994.
"A fourth-generation German-American now living in easy circumstances on Cape Cod (and smoking too much), who, as an American infantry scout hors de combat, as a prisoner of war, witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, "The Florence of the Elbe," a long time ago, and survived to tell the tale. This is a novel somewhat in the telegraphic schizophrenic manner of tales of the planet Tralfamadore, where the flying saucers come from. Peace."
Description: xiii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Slaughterhouse-five.
Children's crusade.
Slaughterhouse-five
Responsibility: by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
More information:

Abstract:

From the Publisher: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also as important as any written since 1945. Like Catch-22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy-and humor.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29960763> # Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "29960763" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    rdfs:seeAlso <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#CreativeWork/slaughterhouse_five> ; # Slaughterhouse-five.
    rdfs:seeAlso <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#CreativeWork/children_s_crusade> ; # Children's crusade.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/war_stories> ; # War stories
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/historical_fiction> ; # Historical fiction
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/world_war_ii_fiction_bombing_of_dresden_fiction_prisoners_of_war_fiction> ; # World War II-Fiction--Bombing of Dresden-Fiction--Prisoners of War-Fiction
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Event/1939_1945> ; # 1939 - 1945
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> ; # World War (1939-1945)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/children_and_war> ; # Children and war
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/prisoners_of_war> ; # Prisoners of war
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/Fic/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War, 1939-1945
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85023521> ; # Children and war
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Person/vonnegut_kurt> ; # Kurt Vonnegut
    schema:bookEdition "Twenty fifth anniversary edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "1994" ;
    schema:description "From the Publisher: Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also as important as any written since 1945. Like Catch-22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy-and humor."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/175304> ; # Slaughterhouse-five
    schema:genre "Historical fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "War stories"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607734095> ;
    schema:name "Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death"@en ;
    schema:productID "29960763" ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0712/94171120-s.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780385312080> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29960763> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#CreativeWork/children_s_crusade> # Children's crusade.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Children's crusade." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#CreativeWork/slaughterhouse_five> # Slaughterhouse-five.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Slaughterhouse-five." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Event/1939_1945> # 1939 - 1945
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "1939 - 1945" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Person/vonnegut_kurt> # Kurt Vonnegut
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Vonnegut" ;
    schema:givenName "Kurt" ;
    schema:name "Kurt Vonnegut" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/children_and_war> # Children and war
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Children and war"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/historical_fiction> # Historical fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Historical fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> # World War, 1939-1945
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War, 1939-1945"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/175304#Topic/world_war_ii_fiction_bombing_of_dresden_fiction_prisoners_of_war_fiction> # World War II-Fiction--Bombing of Dresden-Fiction--Prisoners of War-Fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "World War II-Fiction--Bombing of Dresden-Fiction--Prisoners of War-Fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85023521> # Children and war
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Children and war"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/175304> # Slaughterhouse-five
    schema:name "Slaughterhouse-five" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780385312080>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0385312083" ;
    schema:isbn "9780385312080" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607734095>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29960763> ; # Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29960763>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29960763> ; # Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death
    schema:dateModified "2015-04-20" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.