Mother Night

Mother Night is a novel by American author Kurt Vonnegut, first published in February 1962. The title of the book is taken from Goethe’s Faust. The novel takes the form of the fictional memoirs of Howard W. Campbell Jr., an American, who moved to Germany in 1923 at age 11, and later became a well-known playwright and Nazi propagandist. The story of the novel is narrated (through the use of metafiction) by Campbell himself, writing his memoirs while awaiting trial for war crimes in an Israeli prison. Howard W. Campbell also appears briefly in Vonnegut’s later novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

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Mass Market Edition

— First Printing —
February – 1962

(Mass Market Paperback)
Gold Medal Books

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Mass Market Edition

— Fifth Printing —
August – 1970

(Mass Market Paperback)
Bard / Avon Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— Sixth Printing —
April – 1971

(Mass Market Paperback)
Bard / Avon Publishing

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Mass Market (Australia) Edition

1973

(Mass Market Paperback)
Panther Books

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Mass Market Edition

— First Printing —
April – 1974

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— Sixth Printing —
June – 1975

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing
(BOX SET)

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— Seventh Printing —
October – 1975

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— Thirteenth Printing —
December – 1977

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Trade Edition

— Fourth Printing —
1977

(Trade Paperback)
Delta  Publishing

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Special Book Club Edition

— Third Printing —
1979

(Standard Hardcover)
Delacorte / Seymour  Publishing

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Mass Market (UK) Edition

— Third Printing —
1982

(Mass Market Paperback)
Triad | Granada Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— First Printing —
November – 1988

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell (Laurel) Publishing

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Trade (UK) Edition

1992

(Trade Paperback)
Vintage Publishing – London

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Trade Edition

January – 2006

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks

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Trade Edition

2009

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
 

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Trade (UK) Edition

2012

(Trade [Matte] Paperback)
Vintage Books – London

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Trade (UK) Edition

2012

(Trade [Glossy] Paperback)
Vintage Books – London

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Trade (UK) Edition

2012

(Trade [Matte] Paperback)
Vintage Books – London

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