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The Moon Is Down (Paperback)

Author:  John Steinbeck Introduction:  Donald V. Coers
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0140187464
ISBN-13: 9780140187465
Sku: 30015634
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  112
Age Range:  22 to UP
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By ten-forty-five it was all over. (from the first line)
Depicts the Norwegian peoples staunch resistance to the Nazi occupation. *Author: Steinbeck, John *Series Title: Twentieth-century Classics *Publication Date: 1995/11/01 *Number of Pages: 112 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside--and betrayal born within the close-knit community. As he delves into the motivations and emotions of the enemy commander and the quisling traitor, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war--and about human nature.|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 a copy 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.In this masterful account set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by Nazi troops, a small, peaceable town comes face to face with evil imposed from the outside--and betrayal born within the close-knit community.
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Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power, Steinbeck's fable is about the enemy occupation of an unnamed European country. This controversial novel, for which Steinbeck was decorated by the king of Norway, explores the effects of invasion on conquered and conquerors alike.
Author Bio
John Steinbeck
Growing up in California, Steinbeck witnessed firsthand the struggles of migrant workers that he wrote about so eloquently in his fiction. He attended Stanford University, studying marine biology but never finishing his degree. All his fiction deals with the plight of the common man and his outrage at injustice and oppression. He is best remembered for THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1939), which led to much-needed agricultural reform and has been compared to UNCLE TOM'S CABIN in terms of its impact. In addition to writing novels, Steinbeck was also a successful screenwriter. Despite the strong sense of place in his California fiction, he lived toward the end of his life in New York City, saying, "If you have lived in New York, no place else is good enough." He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1962.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0112
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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