The Naked and the Dead

50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author

Norman Mailer

Henry Holt and Co.

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Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since enjoyed a long and well-deserved tenure in the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially for the occasion by Norman Mailer.

Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story 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.

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Praise for The Naked and the Dead

"Nightmarish masterpiece of realism."--Celeveland News

"The most important American novel since Moby Dick."--Providence Journal

"The best novel to come out of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Brutal, agonizing, astonishingly thoughtful."--Newsweek

"Vibrant with life, abundant with real people, full of memorable scenes. To call it merely a great book about the war would be to minimize its total achievement."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Best novel yet about World War II."--Time

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Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer wrote The Naked and the Dead at the age of twenty-five, after serving two years in the Philippines as a rifleman during the Second World War. He has written thirty-one books, including Armies of the Night (1968), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; The Executioner's Song (1979), which also won the Pulitzer; and more recently, Harlot's Ghost and the collection The Time of Our Time. In addition, he has composed many essays and poems and has directed and appeared in several motion pictures. He lives in New York.

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The Naked and the Dead
50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author
Norman Mailer

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466854888
ISBN10: 146685488X
722 pages
$9.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
August 2000
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312265052
ISBN10: 0312265050
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 736 pages
$20.00
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