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From the library of Norman Mailer


The Naked and the Dead

New York: Rinehart and Company, 1948
  • $14,000.00

FIRST EDITION, MAILER’S OWN COPY. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED: “from my library / Norman Mailer” on half-title. With letter of provenance from Mailer’s nephew Peter Alson.
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.
Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket; custom half-morocco box. Book fine, dust jacket a little toned at flaps, some rubbing to extremities.