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This edition was published in by Rinehart, The Modern Library in New York.

Written in English

721 pages

Based on Mailer’s own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, The Naked and the Dead is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.

Focusing on the experiences of a fourteen-man platoon stationed on a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific during World War II, and written in a journalistic style, it tells the moving story of the soldiers' struggle to retain a sense of dignity amidst the horror of warfare, and to find a source of meaning in their lives amidst the sounds and fury of battle.

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January 2001, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
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The Naked and the Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author
August 5, 2000, Picador
Paperback in English - 5 edition
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The Naked and the Dead (Flamingo Modern Classics)
January 4, 1999, Flamingo
Paperback - New Ed edition
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The naked and the dead
1998, H. Holt
in English - 50th anniversary ed. / with a new introduction by the author.
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The Naked and the Dead
January 1994, Buccaneer Books
Hardcover in English
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The naked and the dead
1993, Flamingo
in English
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The naked and the dead
1992, Paladin
in English
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The Naked and the Dead
January 1988, Henry Holt & Company
Hardcover in English
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The naked and the dead
1981, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
in English - 1st Owl book ed.
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The naked and the dead
1981, Henry Holt and Company
in English
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The naked and the dead
1979, Franklin Library
in English - Limited ed.
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Nagie i mertvye: roman
1976, Voen. izd-vo Ministerstva oborony SSSR
in Russian / Русский язык - Izd. 2-e.
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The naked and the dead.
1973, Edito-Service
in English
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The naked and the dead.: Introd. by Chester E. Eisinger.
1968, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
in English
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The naked and the dead.
1968, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
in English
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The naked and the dead
1964, Panther
in English - [New ed.]
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The naked and the dead.
1961, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
in English
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The naked and the dead.
1957, Panther
in English
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The naked and the dead.
1953, Allen Wingate
in English - 6th ed.
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Die Nackten und die Toten: Roman.
1952, Non Stop - Bu cherei
in German / Deutsch
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The naked and the dead
1951, New American Library
in English
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The naked and the dead.
1949, Allen Wingate
in English
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The naked and the dead
1949, Wingate
in English
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The naked and the dead
1949, Collector's Book Club
in English - Limited de luxe ed.
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The naked and the dead
1949, Deutsch
in English
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The naked and the dead
1948, Rinehart & Co.
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The naked and the dead
1948, New American Library
in English
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1948, Rinehart, The Modern Library
in English
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The naked and the dead
1948, Grosset & Dunlap
in English
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Publish date unknown, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
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The Naked and the Dead

First published in 1948



First Sentence

"NOBODY COULD sleep."

Work Description

Based on Mailer’s own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, The Naked and the Dead is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.

Focusing on the experiences of a fourteen-man platoon stationed on a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific during World War II, and written in a journalistic style, it tells the moving story of the soldiers' struggle to retain a sense of dignity amidst the horror of warfare, and to find a source of meaning in their lives amidst the sounds and fury of battle.

The naked and the dead.

This edition was published in by Rinehart, The Modern Library in New York.


Edition Notes

Series
The modern library of the world's best books

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3525.A4152 N34 1948

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6030362M
Internet Archive
nakeddead00mail
LC Control Number
48006633
Library Thing
10155

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