Bluebeard

Bluebeard, the Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian (1916–1988) is a 1987 novel by best-selling author Kurt Vonnegut. It is told as a first-person narrative and describes the late years of fictional Abstract Expressionist painter Rabo Karabekian, who first appeared as a minor character in Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions (1973). Circumstances of the novel bear rough resemblance to the fairy tale of Bluebeard popularized by Charles Perrault. Karabekian mentions this relationship once in the novel.

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First Edition

September – 1987

(Standard Hardcover)
Delacorte Publishing

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Trade Edition

1987

(Trade Paperback)
Delacorte Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

November – 1988

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell (Laurel) Publishing

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Trade Edition

—Thirteenth Printing—
June – 2006

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
ISBN-13: 9780385333511
ISBN-10: 038533351X

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Trade Edition

—Eighteenth Printing—
2011

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
ISBN-13: 9780385333511
ISBN-10: 038533351X

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