Slaughterhouse-Five: or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death
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HarperCollins 2003
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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.

Slaughterhouse-Five is not only Vonnegut's most powerful book, it is also 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 unique poignancy - and humor.

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Street Date:
11/11/2003
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060735555
Reading Level:
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Lexile measure:
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Kurt Vonnegut. (2003). Slaughterhouse-Five: or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death. Unabridged HarperCollins.

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Kurt Vonnegut. 2003. Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death. HarperCollins.

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Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death. HarperCollins, 2003.

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Kurt Vonnegut. Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death. Unabridged HarperCollins, 2003.

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