|Publisher||Holt, Rinehart & Winston|
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, c1948. FIRST EDITION, twenty-third printing (contemporary edition with zip code on publishers address.) Excellent condition, ex-libris. Dust jacket with photo of very young Mailer on reverse, not price clipped in mylar protective cover. Few signs of being former library copy, one stamp on endpaper and card ocket on rear endpaper (no names having taken out book!) Black cloth over off white boards with white titles on spine, tape markings on covers. Written in gritty, journalistic detail, The Naked and the Dead follows a platoon of Marines who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948 with the wisdom of a man twice Mailer's age and the raw courage of the young man he was, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing. 721 pages.