Slaughterhouse-Five

A description of Billy Pilgrim's capture and imprisonment by the Germans during WWII, interspersed with his life story before and after the war, and his trips to the planet Tralfamadore

Author

Release Date
January 1, 1969

Pages
192

Book Genres
Classics
Fantasy
Fiction
Historical
Historical Fiction
Literature
Science Fiction

ISBN10
0385333846

ISBN13
9780385333849

Billy Pilgrim, the hero of this amazingly moving, bitter, and comic narrative of innocence confronted with doom, has been a prisoner of war, an optometrist, and a time traveller. Slaughterhouse 5 is regarded as one of the world’s greatest anti-war novels. Billy Pilgrim’s trip through time, centered on the tragic fire-bombing of Dresden during WWII, parallels the journey of our own fragmented lives as we search for meaning in what we are terrified to discover.