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Player Piano Summary
Kurt Vonnegut

Everything you need to understand or teach Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut.

  • Player Piano Summary & Study Guide
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  • 30 Player Piano Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
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Player Piano Summary

Plot Summary

In a future America after the third great war, machines have taken all dignity from the working man. Doctor Paul Proteus is an up-and-coming engineer and manager who is in charge of the Ilium Works. His father helped establish the machines that now run the economy, and Paul is slated to follow in his footsteps. Paul, though, is overcome with doubts about the new world his father imagined, and his doubts make him vulnerable. Before he knows it, he's lost his wife and his job, and he's been conscripted as the leader of the revolution of man against machine.

As the novel begins, Doctor Paul Proteus is manager of the Ilium Works, the highest paid and most powerful man in Ilium, New York. He also has the highest IQ in Ilium, in a world where your opportunities are decided by machines, based on your IQ and your performance...

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Study Pack

The Player Piano Study Pack contains about 99 pages of study material in 12 products, including:

Player Piano Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Player Piano Lesson Plans contain 118 pages of teaching material, including:

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