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The Naked and the Dead by  Norman MAILER - Signed First Edition - 1948 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 353557)

The Naked and the Dead

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The Naked and the Dead

by MAILER, Norman

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New York: Rinehart, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Light dampstaining to the bottom corners and edges of all pages, not affecting the text, thus very good in very good, internally tape repaired first state dustwrapper with edgewear. Inscribed by the author. The author's first book, a stunning debut which ranks among the best American war novels ever written. *Burgess 99*.

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
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
353557
Title
The Naked and the Dead
Author
MAILER, Norman
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rinehart
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1948
Keywords
Burgess99, AmerLit20thCent

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Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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