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

by Kurt Vonnegut.
  • New York : Dial Press, 2009.
  • Dial Press trade pbk. ed.
  • 275 pages ; 21 cm.
Also known as
  • Slaughterhouse-five
  • Children's crusade
  • Historical fiction.
  • Science fiction.
  • War stories.
  • Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present.
Other information
  • "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."
  • 0385333846 (pbk.)
  • 9780385333849 (pbk.)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2005280221
  • OCLC: 62885771
  • OCLC: 62885771