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    Signed Copy of Norman Mailer's First Book

    Norman Mailer. The Naked and the Dead. New York: Rinehart and Company, [1948].

    First edition, first state with dust jacket blurb by Stanley Rinehart. Signed by Mailer on title page. Octavo. 721 pages.

    Publisher's black cloth with white titles on spine. Lightly rubbed extremities with some minor soiling to page edges. Mild toning to endpapers and page edges. Edges of dust jacket rubbed; some minor soiling and darkening along spine. A very good copy of Mailer's first novel.

    During World War II, Norman Mailer (1923-2007) served with the 112th Cavalry in the Philippines. Though he saw limited combat, his experiences provided more than enough material for The Naked and the Dead (1948), his first and most popular novel. Considered among the best American war novels ever written, it has been ranked by the Modern Library as one of the hundred best English-language novels. In 1958, Raoul Walsh directed the film version starring Cliff Robertson and Aldo Ray.

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