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The Naked and the Dead

by Mailer, Norman

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About This Item

NY: Rinehart & Company; (1948). First Edition . Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First printing of the author's first book, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Small spots of wear to the black paper covered boards along the bottom edge of the boards. The spine of the book has a couple of short, light creases. The front endpaper is lightly tanned, as if something were laid in at one time. The first state dust jacket has small chips at the top and bottom of the front flap fold, and a couple of other tiny chips at edges. There is a little wear along the flap folds, but very little loss of color. A tight, square copy of this cheaply made book, with no names or other markings in the book. Signed by the author on the title page.

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
Tulsa Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
020520
Title
The Naked and the Dead
Author
Mailer, Norman
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rinehart & Company; (1948)
Place of Publication
NY

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