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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date November 1, 1995
Pages 112
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140187465
ISBN-10 0140187464
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780783889658
 
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (April 1, 2000)
9780783889658 | details & prices | 146 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $28.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140062229 Book cover for 9780140187465 Book cover for 9780143117193 Book cover for 9780822215998
 
With John Steinbeck | from Penguin USA (July 8, 2009); titled "The Moon Is Down: A Play in Two Parts"
9780143117193 | details & prices | 101 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $12.00
This edition also contains The Moon Is Down
The price comparison is for this edition
from Penguin Classics (November 1, 1995)
9780140187465 | details & prices | 112 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $15.00
About: 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 In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors.
With Samuel Baker | Reissue edition from Penguin USA (June 1, 1982)
9780140062229 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Wild Beasts and Their Ways: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
About: Novelette depicting the Norwegian people's staunch resistance to the Nazi occupation
from Dramatist''s Play Service (October 1, 1942)
9780822215998 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.00
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780788734793
 
Unabridged edition from Recorded Books (June 1, 1999)
9780788734793 | details & prices | List price $26.00
About: "Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780808554271
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808554271 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $24.55

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