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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date October 17, 2006
Pages 273
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416540267
ISBN-10 1416540261
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A first paperback edition of the seminal work of twentieth-century literature is a sobering portrait of totalitarianism that follows the harrowing experiences of a Soviet revolutionary who endures imprisonment and torture at the hands of Stalin's regime. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s.

During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation.

A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, Darkness At Noon is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780025652101 Book cover for 9780394600741 Book cover for 9781476785554
 
With Daphne Hardy (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Scribner (January 27, 2015)
9781476785554 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Arthur Koestler’s timeless classic, Darkness at Noon, first published in 1941, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who is imprisoned and tortured under Stalin’s rule.
Reprint edition from Macmillan Pub Co (February 1, 1987)
9780025652101 | details & prices | 267 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $35.00
from Random House Inc (June 1, 1940)
9780394600741 | details & prices | List price $3.95
About: Modern Library edition.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780553265958 Book cover for 9781416540267
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Daphne Hardy (other contributor) | from Scribner (October 17, 2006)
9781416540267 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A first paperback edition of the seminal work of twentieth-century literature is a sobering portrait of totalitarianism that follows the harrowing experiences of a Soviet revolutionary who endures imprisonment and torture at the hands of Stalin's regime.
New edition from Gardners Books (December 30, 1994)
9789990220520 | details & prices | List price $0.02
Reissue edition from Bantam Books (July 1, 1993)
9780553265958 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.99
About: An aging Bolshevik falls victim to the revolutionary dictatorship he has helped create
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780808576365
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808576365 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.50
About: An aging Bolshevik falls victim to the revolutionary dictatorship he has helped create

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