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Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Berkley Pub Group
Publication date August 1, 2000
Pages 357
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780425174463
ISBN-10 0425174468
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An anthology of previously uncollected short stories features twenty-four of the author's favorite tales, including 'Any Reasonable Offer,' 'The Powder Blue Dragon,' 'Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp,' and 'Lover's Anonymous.' Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Never-before-collected, vintage Vonnegut.

"Vonnegut said that his last book, Timequake (1997), would be his last, but no one as imaginative and in love with language and story can resist the lure of the page, and it's obvious that he had a grand time working on this collection of his vintage stories. Bagombo Snuff Box resurrects Vonnegut's earliest efforts, stories written during the fifties and sixties for such popular venues as The Saturday Evening Post and Collier's. In his engagingly autobiographical introduction, Vonnegut describes his stints as a Chicago journalist and PR man for General Electric in Schenectady, New York; his decision to supplement his income by writing; and his rapid success and evolution into a full-time writer. So, here are his literary roots, a set of stories that reflects their era's eagerness to turn the horrors of war into anecdote and to equate technology with progress. Unabashedly fablelike, they can be either sly or sweet, sentimental or vaudevillian, but all are quietly subversive. . . . Rich in low-key humor and good old-fashioned morality, Vonnegut's stories are both wily and tender." —Booklist

"You trust this voice . . . the pretentious are all brought to earth with his wit . . . These stories . . . speak only of simple truths." —Chicago Sun-Times



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399145056 Book cover for 9780399145261
 
from Putnam Pub Group (August 1, 1999)
9780399145056 | details & prices | 295 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $24.95
About: An anthology of previously uncollected short stories features twenty-four of the author's favorite tales, including 'Any Reasonable Offer,' 'The Powder-Blue Dragon,' 'Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp,' and 'Lovers Anonymous'
from Putnam Pub Group (June 1, 1999)
9780399145261 | details & prices | 295 pages | List price $150.00
About: An anthology of previously uncollected short stories features twenty-four of the author's favorite tales, including 'Any Reasonable Offer,' 'The Powder-Blue Dragon,' 'Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp,' and 'Lovers Anonymous'
Paperback
Book cover for 9780425174463
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Berkley Pub Group (August 1, 2000)
9780425174463 | details & prices | 357 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.00
About: An anthology of previously uncollected short stories features twenty-four of the author's favorite tales, including 'Any Reasonable Offer,' 'The Powder-Blue Dragon,' 'Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp,' and 'Lovers Anonymous.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781598875546
 
With Alexander Marshall (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Highbridge Co (June 1, 2007)
9781598875546 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Presents a collection of some of the author's favorite stories, including 'Cruise of the Jolly Roger,' 'The Powder Blue Dragon,' and 'Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Alexander Marshall (other contributor) | from Highbridge Co (August 1, 1999)
9781565113299 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Presents a collection of some of the author's favorite stories, including 'Cruise of the Jolly Roger,' 'The Powder Blue Dragon,' and 'Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp.

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