Slaughterhouse-Five. By Kurt Vonnegut. Illustrated by Adrian Chesterman. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 2001.

$200.00

Kurt Vonnegut held perhaps the greatest cult following of any author in the last 100 years. He was a satirist and postmodernist whose novels touched on the zeitgeist of his generation. He grew up in Indianapolis through the Great Depression. He served in the US Army during WWII. He returned to write novels, short stories, and non-fiction that consistently captivated his readership. That readership continued to grow, too, until he found himself on bestseller lists. This novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, was the defining text of his career. It was his sixth novel, but the first to reach bestseller lists and receive its due critical attention. Today it is considered a postmodern masterpiece rife with dark humor, time travel, metafictional elements, and honest commentary about twentieth century America. This collector’s edition recognizes its significance through its inclusion in the Easton Press’s “Great Books of the 20th Century” series. It pairs the text with illustrations by Adrian Chesterman. For any collector of Kurt Vonnegut, it is a necessary volume.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the original black leather with elaborate gilt stamping, fine. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. With the publisher’s original pamphlet laid in.

A fine collector’s copy of Slaughterhouse-Five.

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Slaughterhouse-Five. By Kurt Vonnegut. Illustrated by Adrian Chesterman. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 2001.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in