Matterhorn A Novel of the Vietnam War

By: Marlantes, Karl

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Book Condition: Fine


598pp. 6" x 9", in illustrated wraps. The Uncorrected Proof. Stated First Edition, complete number line from 1-10. This version of the book was originally intended to be published by El Leon, but Grove Atlantic signed a contract with El Leon to publish a hardcover version. This Proof was published in a limited number. Promo printed on inside of cover and on the first three pages. Publisher's promo copy on verso of book also. Book is unread, unmarked, straight, clean, tight, and bright. Gift quality. Matterhorn is a terrific, towering novel. Marine Lieutenant Marlantes does for the Vietnam War what Lieutenant Sassoon did for the war in Flanders; what Sergeant Mailer did for the war in the Pacific; what Tenente Hemingway did for the war in Italy. He takes you there, shakes you, and never lets you go. Matterhorn will surely take its place on every armchair-warrior's bookshelf, shoulder to shoulder with Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, The Naked and the Dead, and A Farewell to Arms. —Prof Jon Stallworthy, Editor, The Oxford Book of War Poetry.


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Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and James Jones's The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever.

Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world--both its horrors and its thrills--and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature.

Title: Matterhorn A Novel of the Vietnam War

Author Name: Marlantes, Karl

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press/El Leon Literary Arts: 2010

ISBN Number: 080211928X

ISBN Number 13: 9780802119285

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 0002479