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Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA
Kurt Vonnegut "Breakfast of Champions" Tray-cased Signed First Edition, First Printing w/COA

Personally signed by Kurt Vonnegut, who emerged as a novelist and essayist in the 1960s and known for his satirical literary style, as well as the science-fiction elements in much of his work.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING WITH ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET

Delacorte Press 1973. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr . "Breakfast of Champions". Boldly signed by the author with a blue pen directly onto the title page. First Edition, First Printing with original unclipped dust-jacket. "First Printing-1973" as required on the copyright page of the book. Bookseller issued COA. Includes custom matching tray-case.

Octavo. Bound in publisher's orange cloth with titles stamped in gilt, black and yellow.

The book includes drawings by the author.  Jacket design by Bob Giusti. An exceptional original example.

 

Includes the first edition, first issue points:

  • "First Printing-1973" as required on the copyright page
  • $7.95 price on the dust-jacket flap
  • 0573 code on the lower portion of dust-jacket

 

Breakfast of Champions

In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.

“Free-wheeling, wild and great . . . uniquely Vonnegut.”—Publishers Weekly

“Marvelous . . . [Vonnegut] wheels out all the complaints about America and makes them seem fresh, funny, outrageous, hateful and lovable.”—The New York Times

“Free-wheeling, wild and great . . . uniquely Vonnegut.”—Publishers Weekly


Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday is a 1973 novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut. Set in the fictional town of Midland City, it is the story of "two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast." One of these men, Dwayne Hoover, is a normal-looking but deeply deranged Pontiac dealer and Burger Chef franchise owner who becomes obsessed with the writings of the other man, Kilgore Trout, taking them for literal truth. Trout, a largely unknown pulp science fiction writer who has appeared in several other Vonnegut novels, looks like a crazy old man but is in fact relatively sane. As the novel opens, Trout journeys toward Midland City to appear at a convention where he is destined to meet Dwayne Hoover and unwittingly inspire him to run amok.
source: Wikipedia.

 

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer and humorist known for his satirical and darkly humorous novels.[1] He published 14 novels, three short-story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works over fifty-plus years; further collections have been published since his death.

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Vonnegut attended Cornell University, but withdrew in January 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. As part of his training, he studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee. He was then deployed to Europe to fight in World War II and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He was interned in Dresden, where he survived the Allied bombing of the city in a meat locker of the slaughterhouse where he was imprisoned. After the war, he married Jane Marie Cox. He and his wife both attended the University of Chicago while he worked as a night reporter for the City News Bureau.

Vonnegut published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952. It received positive reviews yet sold poorly. In the nearly 20 years that followed, he published several well regarded novels including two—The Sirens of Titan (1959) and Cat's Cradle (1963)—that were nominated for the Hugo Award for best science fiction or fantasy novel of the year. He published a short-story collection, Welcome to the Monkey House, in 1968.

Vonnegut's breakthrough was his commercially and critically successful sixth novel, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). Its anti-war sentiment resonated with its readers amid the Vietnam War, and its reviews were generally positive. It rose to the top of The New York Times Best Seller list and made Vonnegut famous. Later in his career, Vonnegut published autobiographical essays and short-story collections such as Fates Worse Than Death (1991) and A Man Without a Country (2005). He has been hailed for his dark humor commentary on American society. His son Mark published a compilation of his unpublished works, Armageddon in Retrospect, in 2008. In 2017, Seven Stories Press published Complete Stories, a collection of Vonnegut's short fiction.

Hardcover: FINE. Appears unread with a square and tight spine. Sharp corners that are not bumped. No marks, writing or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Spine gilt titles are clear and not faded. A wonderful bright clean copy.

Dust-Jacket: NEAR FINE+ with a couple of very light marks to the top of the spine. Free of any closed or open tears. No edge-wear. The graphics are clear and not faded. No stains. Original price of $7.95 has not been clipped. Archival acid-free Brodart sleeve. Original unrestored dust-jacket. All photos of actual item.
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Edition:
Signed First Edition
Binding:
Hardcover book with dust-jacket
Author:
Kurt Vonnegut
Title:
Breakfast of Champions