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The Naked and the Dead

by Norman Mailer

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

London: Allan Wingatwe, 1953. First unabridged cheap edition of Mailer's best-known book. Red covers with black lettering to spine, 540pp. Page edges and endpapers yellowing, otherwise book is very solid with unmarked covers. DJ has a sunned spine and top edge, several small nicks and creases and a couple of small losses, particularly 2cm missing top fore corner. Ref:071653. Sixth Cheap Edition. Cloth. G+/G-. 14cmx22cm.

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
Church Street Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
001653
Title
The Naked and the Dead
Author
Norman Mailer
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - G+
Jacket condition
G-
Edition
Sixth Cheap Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Allan Wingatwe
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1953

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
edges
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sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
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