Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. Click here to find out how to create lists of items to request later. You can still request OverDrive items from this site, and all digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

Slaughterhouse-five, or, the children's crusade : a duty-dance with death

by Vonnegut, Kurt,

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 22 of 28 copies
Available (22)
Location Collection Call #
Avalon Public Library Fiction FIC VON
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC VON
 
 
Brentwood Library Fiction FICITON Vonnegut
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FICITON Vonnegut
 
 
Brentwood Library Classics FICTION Vonnegut
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Classics
 
Call Number  FICTION Vonnegut
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Fiction FIC Von
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC Von
 
 
CLP - Beechview Fiction PAPERBACK Vonnegut
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  PAPERBACK Vonnegut
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Paperback Fiction PAPERBACK Vonnegut
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Paperback Fiction
 
Call Number  PAPERBACK Vonnegut
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Fiction Collection PAPERBACK Vonnegut
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  PAPERBACK Vonnegut
 
 
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Fiction Fic Von
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  Fic Von
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult Paperback Classics CLASSICS pb VON
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Paperback Classics
 
Call Number  CLASSICS pb VON
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult Paperback Classics CLASSICS pb VON
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Paperback Classics
 
Call Number  CLASSICS pb VON
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult Paperback Classics CLASSICS pb VON
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Paperback Classics
 
Call Number  CLASSICS pb VON
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult Paperback Classics CLASSICS pb VON
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Paperback Classics
 
Call Number  CLASSICS pb VON
 
 
Hampton Community Library Fiction F VONNEGUT
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  F VONNEGUT
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Classics CLASSICS VONNE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Classics
 
Call Number  CLASSICS VONNE
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Classics CLASSICS VONNE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Classics
 
Call Number  CLASSICS VONNE
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks P/CL VONNEGUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/CL VONNEGUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks P/CL VONNEGUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/CL VONNEGUT
 
 
Northland Public Library Paperbacks P/CL VONNEGUT
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/CL VONNEGUT
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Paperback YA VON PB
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Paperback
 
Call Number  YA VON PB
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Paperback YA VON PB
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Paperback
 
Call Number  YA VON PB
 
 
South Fayette Township Library Fiction FIC VON
Location  South Fayette Township Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC VON
 
 
South Park Library Classics CLASSICS VON
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Classics
 
Call Number  CLASSICS VON
 
 
 
Unavailable (6)
Location Collection Status
CLP - East Liberty Paperbacks CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Hazelwood Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Hazelwood
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
CLP - Homewood Paperbacks IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Paperbacks
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
CLP - Lawrenceville Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
 
Collection  Fiction Collection
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Millvale Community Library Adult Paperbacks MISSING
Location  Millvale Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Paperbacks
 
Status  MISSING
 
 
Summary
"A desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century."-- Time

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Slaughterhouse-Five , an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous World War II firebombing of Dresden, the novel is the result of what Vonnegut describes as a twenty-three-year struggle to write a book about what he himself witnessed as an American prisoner of war. It combines science fiction, autobiography, humor, historical fiction, and satire in an account of the life of Billy Pilgrim, a barber's son turned draftee turned optometrist turned alien abductee. Billy, like Vonnegut, experiences the destruction of Dresden as a POW, and, as with Vonnegut, it is the defining moment of his life. Unlike the author, he also experiences time travel, or coming "unstuck in time." Billy Pilgrim's odyssey reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.

Praise for Slaughterhouse-Five

"Poignant and hilarious, threaded with compassion and, behind everything, the cataract of a thundering moral statement." -- The Boston Globe

"Very tough and very funny . . . sad and delightful . . . very Vonnegut." -- New York Times

"Splendid art . . . a funny book at which you are not permitted to laugh, a sad book without tears." -- Life
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Billy Pilgrim, ``unstuck in time,'' shuttles between fire-bombed Dresden and a luxurious zoo on the planet Tralfamadore, learning that life is meaningless."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Soldiers -- Fiction.
Trout, Kilgore (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Dresden (Germany) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Fiction.
War stories.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Dell,1991
Other Titles Slaughterhouse-5
Slaughterhouse 5
Children's crusade
Language English
Notes "Laurel book."
Description 215 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 9780440180296
0440180295
Other Classic View