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Slaughterhouse-Five

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ISBN-10: 0440180295

ISBN-13: 9780440180296

Edition: 1969

Authors: Kurt Vonnegut

List price: $7.99
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Slaughterhous-Five is one of  the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the  infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's  odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey  of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning  in what we are afraid to know.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1969
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/3/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

The appeal of Kurt Vonnegut, especially to bright younger readers of the past few decades, may be attributed partly to the fact that he is one of the few writers who have successfully straddled the imaginary line between science-fiction/fantasy and "real literature." He was born in Indianapolis and attended Cornell University, but his college education was interrupted by World War II. Captured during the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned in Dresden, he received a Purple Heart for what he calls a "ludicrously negligible wound." After the war he returned to Cornell and then earned his M.A. at the University of Chicago.He worked as a police reporter and in public relations before placing…