Place Published: Norwalk, CT
Publisher: The Easton Press
Date Published: 2005
Edition: Signed collector's edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 28495
SIGNED. 324pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Blue leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the spine, and gilt stamped designs on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Orange moire endsheets. Near fine. The edges of the text block are slightly scratched.
Galapagos takes the reader back a million years, to AD 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. Thanks to an apocalypse, a small group of survivors stranded on the Galapagos Islands are about to become the progenitors of a brave new, and totally different human race. Here, America's master satirist looks at our world and shows us all that is sadly, madly awry -- and all that is worth saving. Signed by Vonnegut on the edition page. With the certificate of authenticity and the note about the book laid in. Kurt Vonnegut mixed satiric social commentary and black comedy with surrealist and science fictional elements. His most famous works are Player Piano (1952), Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969; film, 1972), and Breakfast of Champions (1973).