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The Moon is Down - (Photoplay Ed.)

by STEINBECK, John

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About This Item

Garden City, N. Y.: Sun Dial Press, 1943. Only flaw on dustwrapper is a bit of scuffing to top edge of spine (not affecting any text). Tiny blue ink mark on front edge of pages. Overall, an amazingly crisp, clean copy of this photoplay that is ususally found in much lesser condition. Scenes from the movie on the front panel and interspersed throughout the book. . First Thus. Hard Cover. VG++/VG++.

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
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Bookseller's Inventory #
010292
Title
The Moon is Down - (Photoplay Ed.)
Author
STEINBECK, John
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - VG++
Jacket Condition
VG++
Edition
First Thus
Publisher
Sun Dial Press
Place of Publication
Garden City, N. Y.
Date Published
1943
Keywords
Photoplay
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