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The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer - Signed First Edition - 1948 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA (SKU: 291)

The Naked and the Dead

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The Naked and the Dead

by Norman Mailer

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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First Edition/First Printing in a 1st state dust jacket with the "R" colophon on the copyright page, "A Word from the Publisher" blurb on the front flap with no reviews and $4.00 price intact; A Near Fine book in a Very Good plus dust jacket. SIGNED card laid in. A beautiful copy of this classic of World War II fiction. This book is in near fine condition with a square, tight binding, bright lettering on the spine, and clean, white pages with just a hint of foxing to the edges; The spine ends and board edges are rubbed, particularly the lower edges, and a ghost of a tape mark is present to both the front and rear end papers. The very good plus dust jacket shows some minor chipping to the spine ends, the spine shows some light fading, and the back panel and flaps show some age darkening, else NF to F. Overall, a wonderful example of a book that is notoriously hard to find in collectible condition, enhanced with the author's laid in signature. An absolute must for any WWII collection and a classic of the 20th century! In archival protection and ships in a new, sturdy box.

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

bookseller
Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
291
Title
The Naked and the Dead
Author
Norman Mailer
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Rinehart
Place of Publication
USA
Date Published
1948
Keywords
First Edition, Hardcover
Bookseller catalogs
Military Fiction;

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Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

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About Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA

Grayshelf Books is an online collectors library originating out of the love of collecting rare books. We specialize, but are not limited to, modern first editions from the 20th and 21st century. We also maintain inventory of rare works in the Science Fiction and Horror genres. We guarantee all of our books in regards to condition stated on the listings and all books are protected in mylar covers and shipped with the utmost care in sturdy boxes. Thanks for viewing our listings!

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