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

Author: Kurt Vonnegut; Kevin Powers
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, an imprint of Random House, 2019. ©1997
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 50th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut's masterpiece, featuring a new foreword by Kevin Powers. An American classic, and one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American POW. It combines historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
War fiction
Time-travel fiction
Philosophical fiction
Novels
Historical fiction
Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vonnegut, Kurt,
Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade.
(OCoLC)1097682188
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Vonnegut; Kevin Powers
ISBN: 9780440339069 0440339065
OCLC Number: 1127912998
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Other Titles: Slaughterhouse-five
Children's crusade
Responsibility: Kurt Vonnegut ; foreword, Kevin Powers.

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A special fiftieth anniversary edition of Kurt Vonnegut's masterpiece, featuring a new foreword by Kevin Powers. An American classic, and one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Kurt Vonnegut described as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he had witnessed as an American POW. It combines historical fiction, science fiction, autobiography, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber's son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. As Vonnegut had, Billy experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW. Unlike Vonnegut, he experiences time travel, or coming "unstuck in time."

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