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The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer (Paperback, 2007)

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The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer

No career in modern American letters is at once so brilliant, varied, and controversial as that of Norman Mailer.

In a span of more than six decades, Mailer has searched into subjects ranging from World War II to Ancient Egypt, from the march on the Pentagon to Marilyn Monroe, from Henry Miller and Mohammad Ali to Jesus Christ. Now, in The Castle in the Forest, his first major work of fiction in more than a decade, Mailer offers what may be his consummate literary endeavour: He has set out to explore the evil of Adolf Hitler.

The narrator, a mysterious SS man who is later revealed to be an exceptional presence, gives us young Adolf from birth, as well as Hitler's father and mother, his sisters and brothers, and the intimate details of his childhood and adolescence.

A tapestry of unforgettable characters, The Castle in the Forest delivers its playful twists and surprises with astonishing insight into the nature of the struggle between good and evil that exists in us all. At its core is a hypothesis that propels this novel and makes it a work of stunning originality. Now, on the eve of his eighty-fourth birthday, Norman Mailer may well be saying more than he ever has before.


Format: Paperback | 705 pages

Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 3.18 | 745g

Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Imprint: Thomson Gale

Publication City/Country: Maine, United States

Language: English

ISBN10: 9781405617918


Condition: Good

An ex-library book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks, creasing, and a couple of library stickers (one at the base of the spine, and one at the top of the back cover, but no holes or tears. The has a plastic dust jacket. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing and minor tearing (small piece has been ripped out at the bottom of 2 pages at the beginning of the book, but no other tears anywhere else in the book). No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text. The first page has "LPF MAILER" written in black pen on the top-left corner; and is also stamped with a large blue "WITHDRAWN" stamp. The last page in the book been signed in blue pen: "jse" at the top-left corner, in very small lettering, and "x!" is written next to it in the same sized lettering, but in black pen. No other writing in margins. No missing pages. Still a very clean, solid, and readable copy.