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The Moon is Down - US Edition

The Moon is Down - US Edition

by John Steinbeck

Publisher Viking

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  • Hardcover


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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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About the Author

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters", and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.

During his writing career, he authored 33 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row, the multi-generation epic East of Eden, and the novellas The Red Pony and Of Mice and Men. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies.

Most of Steinbeck's work is set in central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Viking, New York, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by Frank Lieberman (illustrator). First Edition. First Edition--states "First Published in March 1942". Fine blue cloth with silver lettering spine title. Near Fine Dust Jacket with minor chipping and wear at top and bottom of spine edges and corners. Price clipped. Signed by previous owner on endpaper. Protected in archival plastic. Steinbeck wrote this propaganda novella at the request of the OSS (WW II predecessor to the CIA) , to motivate the resistance movement in France and the other Nazi occupied countries. It was published in every European language in 92 different editions, and the US government awarded the author a thank you medal.

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