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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dial Pr
Publication date October 1, 1998
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385333511
ISBN-10 038533351X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “Ranks with Vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond . . . joyous, soaring fiction.”—The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.

Praise for Bluebeard

“Vonnegut is at his edifying best.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The quicksilver mind of Vonnegut is at it again. . . . He displays all his talents—satire, irony, ridicule, slapstick, and even a shaggy dog story of epic proportions.”—The Cincinnati Post
 
“[Kurt Vonnegut is] a voice you can trust to keep poking holes in the social fabric.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“It has the qualities of classic Bosch and Slaughterhouse Vonnegut. . . . Bluebeard is uncommonly feisty.”—USA Today
 
“Is Bluebeard good? Yes! . . . This is vintage Vonnegut—good wine from his best grapes.”—The Detroit News
 
“A joyride . . . Vonnegut is more fascinated and puzzled than angered by the human stupidities and contradictions he discerns so keenly. So hop in his rumble seat. As you whiz along, what you observe may provide some new perspectives.”—Kansas City Star

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385295901 Book cover for 9781555045920
 
Large print edition from John Curley & Assoc (August 1, 1988)
9781555045920 | details & prices | List price $21.95
About: Robo Karabekia, a minor member of the Abstract Expressionist school of painting, reveals the secrets of his life, which he has locked away in a potato barn in Long Island
from Delacorte Pr (October 1, 1987)
9780385295901 | details & prices | List price $17.95
About: Robo Karabekian, a minor member of the Abstract Expressionist school of painting, reveals the secrets of his life, which he has locked away in a potato barn in Long Island
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385333511 Book cover for 9780440201960
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dial Pr (October 1, 1998)
9780385333511 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
About: “Ranks with Vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond .
With Emily Dilling | Reissue edition from Dell Pub Co (October 1, 1988)
9780440201960 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $6.99
This edition also contains My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes
About: Robo Karabekian, a minor member of the Abstract Expressionist school of painting, reveals the secrets of his life, which he has locked away in a potato barn in Long Island
Large print edition from John Curley & Assoc (July 1, 1988)
9781555046002 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Robo Karabekia, a minor member of the Abstract Expressionist school of painting, reveals the secrets of his life, which he has locked away in a potato barn in Long Island
CD/Spoken Word
With Kurt Vonnegut | Mp3 una edition from Audible Studios on Brilliance audio (July 14, 2015)
9781491589045 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $14.99
About: Bluebeard, published in 1987, is Vonnegut's meditation on art, artists, surrealism, and disaster.

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