The Moon Is Down


This novel of courage, defiance and human dignity is John Steinbeck’s famous story of how the German invasion of World War 2 came to a small Norwegian town, and how the inhabitants met their conquerors.

ISBN: 9780141185538 Author: Steinbeck, John Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 30th November 2000 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.52 (edition:21) Pages: 112 Language: English Edition: New edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany’s power, 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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