Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” Turns 50

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt” March 31st will mark the 50th anniversary of Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut’s most popular and influential novel. Originally published on March 31st, 1969, this novel is featured on all three major lists of the top books of the 20th century and is one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most well-known piece of work.

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of his generation. Known for his dark humor, pessimism and sharp edge, he was the author of 14 novels – notably Cat’s Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions – and other works of fiction and nonfiction. His stories of human folly and cruelty have been assigned reading for at least two decades in college literature classes around the world! Most readers interested in the fantastic in literature are familiar with Kurt Vonnegut, particularly for his uses of science fiction. Many of his early short stories were wholly in the science fiction mode, and while its degree has varied, science fiction has never lost its place in his novels.

Featured Autographed Works

Personally signed by Vonnegut with an artistic self-caricature
Kurt Vonnegut “Slaughterhouse-Five” Signed First Edition, First Printing. Just about Fine/Fine. Vonnegut signed this hardcover book with a self-portrait; the combination of condition and signature make this a highly collectible work.
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