Publisher Simon & Schuster
Year 1961
Pages 472
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Simon & Schuster, 1961. FIRST BC EDITION. Dark blue cloth boards, spine lettered in white. Very good condition, nice tight binding, former owner name. Very bright white lettering on blue boards, rough cut page ends with orange-red top page ends as called for in first printing, Original dust jacket in very good condition in protective plastic, small edge chips and closed tear. A black comedy of World War II and military life whose title has become a part of the language, signifying a contradictory set of instructions or constraints. This book was the basis for a well-received film and one of the novels that helped define the ethos of the 1960s -- funny, irreverent, and critical of established authority and bureaucracy. One of the few books to be listed on each of the Modern Library, Radcliffe, Waterstone's and New York Public Library lists of the great books of the 20th century. 472 Pages.