The Moon Is Down

by Steinbeck, John

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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1942
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188 pages Viking Press, 1942. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Dust Jacket 1st Edition. A fine first edition, Second issue with no period on the 11th line on page 112 between this and talk. Viking Press, N.Y., 1942. Blue Cloth HC + Silver Lettering and design. No silver on imprinted front cover Stated First Edition-March 1942 Haddon… Read more about this item
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New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition; first state (printing?) of page 112. Very good in a price-clipped dust jacket. Presented by the author to the senior editor at Viking, “For Marshall Best, John Steinbeck, 1942.”
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1942
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New York: The Viking Press, 1942. 1st Edition . Hardcover. VG+/Good+. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. See photos for condition details. Hardcover with dust jacket. This is the first edition, second state, which contains "First Published in March 1942" on the copyright page but the printing error on page 112 has been corrected. DJ shows chipping… Read more about this item
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First Edition; first Printing. Cover is in fine condition. Pages - very good to near fine. Tthere is some discoloration near the top of the last flyleaf page. Assumed original owner penciled in her mane and date (March, 1942) on the fist flyleaf. Otherwise there are no faults with the pages. Un-clipped original dust jacket has… Read more about this item
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New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First edition. Very Good +. Publisher's advance copy in wraps, Very Good + on account of some bumping to the upper front corner and some light creasing to the spine. With the first issue point of a large period between "talk" and "this" on page 112. Surprisingly scarce in anything approaching this… Read more about this item
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VERY GOOD+ condition — DUST JACKET: Wear & tear to top and bottom edges of spine, panels, folds and flaps. Chipping to top and bottom of spine and outside corners, both panels. Scratches/stress rubbing to face of both panels, primarily in hinges and folds. Soiling to back panel, and folds of same. Soiling to top edge of flaps. Open/closed tears… Read more about this item
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The Moon is Down - John Steinbeck (1st Edition 2nd Issue 1942 Hardcover w/ DJ) War Story Military Occupation Fiction G&P A16b Copyright 1942, published by The Viking Press (NY). Goldstone & Payne, A16b. Stated 'First published in March 1942' on the copyright page with no subsequent printings listed. Second issue or state per the corrected error on page 112, line… Read more about this item
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1942
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New York: Viking Press. Very Good- in Poor dust jacket. 1942. First Edition Thus. Later Printing. Publisher's full blue cloth with silver lettering and decoration on spine, blind-stamped decoration and lettering on front cover. . VERY GOOD-/ POOR. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 188 pp .
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1942
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New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition, First Issue. Cloth. Very good/very good. First edition, first issue of The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck, in a first state dust jacket.. Octavo, 188pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in silver on spine, title stamped in blind on front cover. Stated "first published in March 1942" on copyright page,… Read more about this item
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1942
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New York: P. F. Collier and Son, 1942 188pp. Tips and spine ends are bumped and rubbed. Page edges have very light foxing. Front and rear pastedowns are toning along the edges. Text is unmarked. . Reprint. Hardcover. Good Plus/No Dust Jacket.
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1942
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New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 7x5x0. First edition, second state (no period typo on p. 112, Haddon Craftsmen mentioned on copyright page. Very good in good jacket. Jacket rubbed and toned, two tears on top rear jacket edge with crease between, jacket price clipped. 1942 Hard Cover. 188 pp. 8vo. Original blue… Read more about this item
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A Fighting Forces Penguin special. 2nd Printing 1944. Infantry Journal - Penguin Books. S219. Red, black & white pictorial cover. Owner's name inscribed on front endpaper. Very nice condition.
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Pan Books Ltd., 1963. Paperback. Acceptable. 1963. 5th Printing. 141 pages. Paperback book with pictorial cover. Binding remains firm. Pages have light tanning and foxing throughout. Water staining to some page edges, text remains unaffected. Paper cover has mild edgewear with curling to corners. Light tanning to spine and edges with splits to spine edges.
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New York: The Viking Press, 1942. 12 mo, 5.0 x 7.5, 188 pages. Hardcover in good condition with blue cloth binding; blue color is faded on spine. Additionally, cover is soiled. Corners are slightly bumped. Inside front cover had writing in pencil and pen. Pages are slightly yellow and some have folds at the corners and some (very few) are… Read more about this item
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1942
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New York, NY: Viking Press., 1942. FIRST EDITION Early Printing. Book condition is Near Fine. Dust Jacket is Very Good. Not Price Clipped. Shows $2.00. 5 x 7.5 Inches in size.. FIRST EDITION HARDBACK. LATER PRINTING.
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The Moon is Down, John Steinbeck. Published by Viking, New York, 1942. First Edition "First Published in March 1942", second state with printing corrections. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 188 pp. Blind-stamped blue cloth boards with silver spine titles, top edge stained blue (faded). Faint stamped name to outer tail edge and light toning; otherwise contents are fine without tears,… Read more about this item
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1942
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New York: The Viking Press, 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo., 188pp. Solid First edition though likely 2nd issue as pg 112 is corrected. Blue cloth. Square, solid and clean throughout. A bit of toning to spine and edges. Some wear to edges. Comes with a Facsimile jacket. An attractive collectable copy at a great price. … Read more about this item
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1943
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Garden City. Garden City: Sun Dial Press. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1943. PhotoPlay Edition. Hardcover. Includes frontispiece and 8 additional stills from the Twentieth Century Fox movie starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb, Dorris Bowdon, and Margaret Wycherly. Blue cloth cover is rubbed at extremities, sunned at top edge. Tight, square, pages… Read more about this item
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New York: Viking, 1942 First Edition. "First Published in March 1942" on copyright page. Second issue - Haddon craftsmen on copyright page. Blue cloth. 12mo 7 5/8". Blue cloth stamped in silver. Very small stain on back cover and worn to boards at three corners. Clean. tight. no jacket. Good plus condition..
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1943
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The Sun Dial Press. 1943. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Hardcover. 1943. The Sun Dial Press. 188 pages. Book has some light wear and spotting to cover, else Very Good condition. Dust Jacket has light wear and fade to spine, else Very Good. First Thus. Movie photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 188 pages .
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