"THE BEST NOVEL
ABOUT AMERICANS AT WAR" -ALFRED KAZIN
Naked and the Dead
"Nobody could sleep. When
morning came, assault craft would be lowered and a first wave of troops
would ride through the surf and charge ashore on the beach... All over
the ship, all through the convoy, there was a knowledge that in a few
hours some of them were going to be dead."
FIRST EDITION of Mailer's
Written when Mailer was just twenty-five, The Naked and the Dead
is one of the classic novels of World War II. Both a critical and
commercial success (it remained at the top of The New York Times
best-seller list for eleven weeks), it launched Mailer's career and
remains one of the most influential American novels of the century.
New York: Rinehart & Company,
1948. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Book very good
with abrasion to pastedowns and split between title and half-title (but
everything holding); dust jacket with small abrasion on inside front
flap, otherwise very clean with rich, black color and only the slightest
edgewear. An excellent copy. $1700.