Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The Children's Crusade

Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The Children's Crusade A Duty-Dance With Death

Paperback (07 Mar 2019) | English

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Synopsis

'The great, urgent, passionate American writer of our century, who offers us a model of the kind of compassionate thinking that might yet save us from ourselves.' George Saunders

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 Five 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.

'An extraordinary success. A book to read and reread. He is a true artist' New York Times Book Review

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099800200
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2140
Number of pages: 157
Weight: 156g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 12mm