1961 CATCH-22 Joseph Heller 1st Edition 14TH Print Hardcover Dust Jacket
1961 CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller 1st Edition 14TH Printing Hardcover edition published by Simon and Schuster. The dust jacket is in very good condition and has been placed in a clear archival sleeve. There is a pevious owner's name inside front cover. There aren't any obvious signs of marginalization or dog eared pages.
Catch-22 is about a World War II bomber who is frustrated by the world around him. It was banned in the town of Strongsville, Ohio in 1972 because of language in the novel which was viewed as indecent. Critics often refer to the novel as being anti-war. The main character believes that war is madness. He is astounded that men lay down their lives for vague concepts such as country, patriotism, and honor. “Catch-22” is an army regulation that stipulates a soldier's request to be relieved from duty can only be accepted if he is mentally unfit to fight. If you are a collector of banned books, Catch-22 is a great addition to your library shelf.