Fiction Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five

ISBN 13: 9780099800200

Slaughterhouse Five

4.06 avg rating
( 902,231 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099800200: Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse-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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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.

Don't let the ease of reading fool you--Vonnegut's isn't a conventional, or simple, novel. He writes, "There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick, and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters..." Slaughterhouse-Five (taken from the name of the building where the POWs were held) is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is 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 a unique poignancy--and humor.

From the Inside Flap:

"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.

"From the Paperback edition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1991)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 5 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. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780099800200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Bookstore99
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. Brand New, Exactly same as listed. Delivery within 3-7 business days. We can ship to PO Box address in US. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Bookseller Inventory # RI_9780099800200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.26
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Dell (1991)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell, 1991. Book Condition: New. 0099800209 Brand New, Same as Listed. Choose Expedited shipping for GUARANTEED delivery within 4-5 business days. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days. We may not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address, please contact us. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # NI_9780099800200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Vintage Classics (1991)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
cbs distribution ltd
(Brecon, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ABC714050

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1991)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 5 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. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780099800200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Book / Random House (1989)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Book / Random House, 1989. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-BER-00019696

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Book / Random House (1989)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Book / Random House, 1989. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00485797

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

8.

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Dell (1991)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
International Edition
Seller:
Book Arsenal
(Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dell, 1991. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099800209 We ship from India. PAPERBACK INTERNATIONAL EDITION Brand New Copy. The ISBN-13 or Cover might be different but content is extactly same. We deliver in 5 - 9 days and actively resolve customer issues. Bookseller Inventory # 0099800209-ABA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Vonnegut, Kurt
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books in my Basket
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 446727

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.66
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kurt Vonnegut
Published by Vintage Classics (1991)
ISBN 10: 0099800209 ISBN 13: 9780099800200
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Classics, 1991. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # L9780099800200

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.67
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book