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Bluebeard
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  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446420751
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300
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Kurt Vonnegut has surpassed even his own giddy heights of hilariously bitter irony in Bluebeard. It is a novel so funny and yet so terribly serious that you will read it - then reconsider your own life.

  • Pub date: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446420751
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922 and studied biochemistry at Cornell University. An army intelligence scout during the Second World War, he was captured by the Germans and witnessed the destruction of Dresden by Allied bombers, an experience which inspired his classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five. After the war he worked as a police reporter, an advertising copywriter and a public relations man for General Electric. His first novel Player Piano (1952) achieved underground success. Cat's Cradle (1963) was hailed by Graham Greene as 'one of the best novels of the year by one of the ablest living authors'. His eighth book, Slaughterhouse-Five was published in 1969 and was a literary and commercial success, and was made into a film in 1972. Vonnegut is the author of thirteen other novels, three collections of stories and five non-fiction books. Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

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Praise for Bluebeard

“There can be few [novelists], if any, with as much good humour and generosity... As in many of Vonnegut's novels, the career of his central character matches his own at several crucial points, and this gives his amiable fictions their sharp sting of the real... A tour de force that Vonnegut handles in a masterly way.”

Guardian - J. G. Ballard

“One of Vonnegut's best novels”

Scott Bradfield, Independent


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