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THE NAKED AND THE DEAD by  Norman MAILER - Paperback - Signed First Edition - (1948) - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 014142)

THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

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THE NAKED AND THE DEAD

by MAILER, Norman

  • Used
  • paperback
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Significantly cocked with a vertical concave indent to the spine. Moderate edgewear, short tear to rear cover along spine. An ab
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About This Item

New York: Rinehart and Company Inc., (1948). First Edition. wraps. Significantly cocked with a vertical concave indent to the spine. Moderate edgewear, short tear to rear cover along spine. An above average copy of this advanced state of this book. Advance Reading Copy in self-wrappers identical to the first issue dustwrapper of Mailer's impressive first book. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Uncommon state of this important book, downright scarce when signed.

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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Details

Seller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
014142
Title
THE NAKED AND THE DEAD
Author
MAILER, Norman
Format/binding
Wraps
Book condition
Used - Significantly cocked with a vertical concave indent to the spine. Moderate edgewear, short tear to rear cover along spine. An ab
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Rinehart and Company Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
(1948)
Keywords
World War II; Signed; Advance Copy; WWII Literature; Modern Firsts; Norman Mailer; Modern First Editions; First Book
Bookseller catalogs
First Book; War Literature;

Terms of Sale

Charles Agvent

All books subject to prior sale. Payment with order; institutions may be billed. Postage additional: $11.00 for the first book, $6.00 each thereafter. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Pennsylvania residents must add 6% sales tax. Mastercard, Visa, and American Express accepted. We are also open to reasonable payment terms. A book may be returned within 7 days of receipt for any reason provided it is in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

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Charles Agvent

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About Charles Agvent

We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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reading copy
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title page
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dustwrapper
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spine
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cocked
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First Edition
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