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

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

Vonnegut, Kurt. (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385333849
  • ISBN: 0385333846
  • ISBN: 9781442088030
  • ISBN: 1442088036
  • ISBN: 9780613647885
  • ISBN: 0613647882
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Dial Press trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2009.

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General Note:
Originally published: New York : Delacorte, 1969.
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."
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
850L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6 8 16724.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Free will and determinism > Fiction.
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.
Topic Heading: Historical

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