Jailbird

Jailbird is a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, originally published in 1979. The book is regarded as Kurt Vonnegut’s “Watergate novel.” The novel is narrated by protagonist Walter F. Starbuck, a man recently released from a minimum-security prison in Georgia after serving time for his small role in the Watergate Scandal. Jailbird is written as a standard memoir, revealing Starbuck’s present situation, then coming full circle to tell the story of his first two days after being released from prison. Through Starbuck, Jailbird discusses the history of the American labor movement, alongside corporate America, McCarthyism, the Nixon administration, and Watergate.

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First Edition

January – 1976
—First Printing—

(Full-Size Hardcover)
Delacorte Press

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First Edition

January – 1976
—Third Printing—

(Full-Size Hardcover)
Delacorte Press

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First Edition

January – 1976
—Fourth Printing—

(Full-Size Hardcover)
[Facsimile Dust Jacket]
Delacorte Press

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Limited First Edition

1979
—First Printing—

(Special Hardcover)
The Franklin Library

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Trade Edition

— First Printing —
1979

(Trade Paperback)
Delacorte Press

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Mass Market Edition

— First Printing  —
November – 1980

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

—Tenth Printing—
November – 1980

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

—Eleventh Printing—
November – 1980

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

—Eighteenth Printing—
November – 1980

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell (Laurel) Publishing

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Trade Edition

—Eighth Printing—
June – 2006

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
ISBN-13: 9780385333900
ISBN-10: 0385333900

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Trade (UK) Edition

January – 2009
— Eighteenth Printing —

(Trade [Matte] Paperback)
Vintage Publishing — London
ISBN-13: 9780099999003
ISBN-10: 0099999005

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Trade Edition

—Nineteenth Printing—
2011

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
ISBN-13: 9780385333900
ISBN-10: 0385333900

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