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Bluebeard Summary
Kurt Vonnegut

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Bluebeard: A Novel was written in 1987 by Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most famous and prolific American authors of the twentieth century. The novel is presented as an autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, a fictional artist in his senior years. Karabekian first appeared in Vonnegut's hugely successful novel Breakfast of Champions as an abstract expressionist artist.

The title Bluebeard is taken from a French folktale of the same name written by Charles Perreault 290 years prior to the publication of Vonngeut's novel. The original tale tells of a wealthy aristocrat, Bluebeard, who has married many times, yet all of his wives disappear. One day, his current wife enters a room off-limits to her as she is so overtaken with curiosity. In the room, she uncovers the dead bodies of his past wives whom Bluebeard killed for entering the room. Though she does not say anything, Bluebeard learns of her discovery...

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