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    The Moon is Down (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) John Steinbeck, Introduction by Donald V. Coers

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    DescriptionOriginally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power, Steinbeck's fable "The Moon Is Down" explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside and betrayal from within the close-knit community. As he delves into the motivations and emotions of the enemy, Steinbeck uncovers profound and often unsettling truths both about war and human nature.


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    Title
    The Moon is Down
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Steinbeck, Introduction by Donald V. Coers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141185538
    ISBN 10: 0141185538
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His complete works will be available in Penguin Modern Classics.
    Review text
    This seems a simple - almost an obvious book - until its overtones and undertones begin to do their deadly work. Then one realizes that, compact in less than 200 pages, is the story of what is happening to the conquerors and the conquered the world over, today. The yeast of freedom, of democracy, the soul of unconquerable man, is working to destroy those who deny freedom. No country is named - but it might be Norway. No person nor persons are named - but their types are truly drawn. Mayor Orden stands as a hero with none of the trappings of heroism. Curseling, the traitor, epitomizes the Quislings of the world. And the story? A tale of the unnamed men and women who are breaking the morale of the conquering beast with silence, hate, mass resentment, and the use of weapons forged by imagination and passion while the weapons of the enemy become powerless to break their strength, their unity of anger. An extraordinary achievement. (Kirkus Reviews)