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The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck - Hardcover - 1942 - from Journobooks (SKU: 008986)

The Moon Is Down

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The Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck

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Stockholm: Clipper Books / The Continental Book Company, 1942. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo. Scarce hardback continental edition of Steinbeck's wartime novel of military occupation in Norway, Stock toned to page edges but otherwise in VG internal order. Bookplate of Ludvig and Mary Almqvist to front pastedown. Green, paper-covered boards well worm to edges and marled front and rear. Quarter grey cloth with green titling to spine. This is a charity sale for Friends Of Morston Church (reg.1099831). 12mo. 188pp

Synopsis

In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the durability of democracy” had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe. Despite Axis efforts to suppress it (in Fascist Italy, mere possession of the book was punishable by death), The Moon is Down was secretly translated into French, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Italian and Russian; hundreds of thousands of copies circulated throughout Europe, making it by far the most popular piece of propaganda under the occupation. Few literary works of our time have demonstrated so triumphantly the power of ideas in the face of cold steel and brute force. This edition features an introduction by Donald V. Coers.

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Bookseller
Journobooks GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
008986
Title
The Moon Is Down
Author
John Steinbeck
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Clipper Books / The Continental Book Company
Place of Publication
Stockholm
Date Published
1942
Pages
188
Keywords
Resistance
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;
Size
12mo

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My original speciality was books about journalism, journalists, newspapers and other media (hence the name) and I still have a good stock of hard-to-find books in that field. Over time I have added a wide and eclectic variety of other collectible volumes alongside a general secondhand stock. I am a collector as well as a seller so know all about the pitfalls of online buying as well as the joys. i wiil try to make your buying experience as easy and as pleasant as possible.

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