Item #KV047 Mother Night. Kurt Vonnegut.
Mother Night

Mother Night

Price: $2,500.00

Hard Cover. London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. First Edition. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

First UK edition, first printing. Signed by Vonnegut with self-caricature on half-title page. Publisher's blue cloth, with spine stamped in gilt; in its original pictorial dust jacket, with yellow, blue, red, and white illustrations to panels and spine, designed by Peter Gibberd. About fine, with a hint of soiling to text block edges and very light toning to head of spine; near fine unclipped dust jacket, with light toning to spine, a touch of spotting to panels, and very mild rubbing to spine ends. Overall, a lovely and crisp copy. Housed in a black custom folding box. Pieratt and Klinkowitz AD6. Mother Night tells the story of Howard W. Campbell, Jr., an American who was living in Germany during World War II and imprisoned in Israel, awaiting trial for war crimes. Throughout the novel, Vonnegut examines Campbell's relative guilt and cautions the reader that "we are what we pretend to be." Notably, the book is one of Vonnegut's darker stories. Item #KV047