Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is a science fiction-infused anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1969. It follows the life and experiences of Billy Pilgrim, from his early years to his time as an American soldier and chaplain’s assistant during World War II, to the postwar years, with Billy occasionally traveling through time itself. The text centers on Billy’s capture by the German Army and his survival of the Allied firebombing of Dresden as a prisoner-of-war, an experience which Vonnegut himself lived through as an American serviceman. The work has been called an example of “unmatched moral clarity” and “one of the most enduring antiwar novels of all time.”

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Book Club Edition

1969

(Standard Hardcover)
Delacorte Press

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Trade Edition

— Third Printing —
1969

(Trade Paperback)
Delta Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— First Printing —
October – 1971

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— Fifteenth Printing —
October – 1974

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing
(BOX SET)

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— Tenth Printing —
1976

(Trade Paperback)
Delta Publishing

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Trade Edition

— Twelfth Printing —
1978

(Full-Size Paperback)
Delta Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— Thirty-Second —
November – 1979

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

— “Fourtieth” Printing —
September – 1983

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell Publishing

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Mass Market (UK) Edition

1985

(Mass Market Paperback)
Triad | Granada Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

November – 1988

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dell (Laurel) Publishing

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Mass Market Edition

December – 1991

(Mass Market Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks

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Trade Edition

July – 2005

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks

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Mass Market Edition

2007

(Mass Market Paperback)
Bantam Dell Publishing

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Trade (UK) Edition

2007

(Trade Paperback)
Vintage – London Publishing

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2009

(Trade Paperback)
Dial Press Trade Paperbacks

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Spanish Language Edition

2011

(Mass Market Paperback)
L&PM Publishing

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Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

2019

(Standard Hardcover)
Random House Publishing

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