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												The Naked and the Dead by  Norman Mailer
	 - Signed First Edition
			 - 1948
		 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-4594341804)

The Naked and the Dead

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The Naked and the Dead

by Mailer, Norman

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About This Item

Rinehart, 1948 First Edition, First Printing with R in a circle printed on the copyright page. A spectacular copy that is authentically SIGNED by Norman Mailer on the title page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is bound in the publisher's black cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
ABE-4594341804
Title
The Naked and the Dead
Author
Mailer, Norman
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rinehart
Date Published
1948

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