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The Naked and the Dead by  Norman (1923-2007) Mailer - Signed First Edition - 1948 - from MW Books Ltd. (SKU: 151700)

The Naked and the Dead

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The Naked and the Dead

by Mailer, Norman (1923-2007)

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New York : Rinehart, 1948. 1st edition, 1st issue. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 721 pages; Physical desc. : 721 p : map ; 22 cm. Subject: World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction. SIGNED, with a 4-line inscription by the author (dated 1968)..

Synopsis

Acclaimed as a successful expression of the futility of war, Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead follows the story of an army platoon of foot soldiers fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei during World War II. The novel, which embodies wartime disillusionment, is partly based on Mailer’s own experiences with the 112th Cavalry in the Pacific. Through its four parts, The Naked and the Dead addresses themes of loneliness, death of fear and dying, and brotherhood. The novel is written in gritty, journalistic detail. However, this tone was dialed back as publishers persuaded Mailer to use to euphemism “fug” in lieu of the mother of all curse words — the “F” word — in his novel. The Naked and the Dead sold 200,000 copies in its first three months and was a New York Times best seller for over a year. Despite some controversy among critics, the novel remains important in American literature. The Naked and the Dead is ranked 51st on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. The novel was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1958.

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bookseller
MW Books Ltd. IE (IE)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
151700
Title
The Naked and the Dead
Author
Mailer, Norman (1923-2007)
Book condition
Used - Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments u
Quantity available
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Edition
1st edition, 1st issue
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York : Rinehart
Date Published
1948

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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
spine
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calf
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