The first and only collection of unpublished works by Kurt Vonnegut since his death—a fitting tribute to the author, and an essential contribution to the discussion of war, peace and humanity’s tendency toward violence.
After his brilliant lectures in The Living Novel on the English, Russian and French novelists, and his celebrated portrait of a spendthrift in A Cab at the Door, V.S. Pritchett turns his command of irony and comedy to the most extravagant of all great novelists, Honore de Balzac.
This edition is based on the first one-volume publication of Barnaby Rudge, reproducing all the original illustrations. Appendices include a map of London at the time of the Gordon Riots and the preface to the 1969 edition.