Darkness at Noon
Originally published in 1941, 'Darkness At Noon' is a 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing
It's undoubtedly a powerfully and skillfully written novel, much as I hate to say it, "Darkness at Noon" struck me as somewhat dated. It must have been a powerful anti-Stalinist statement when it was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JVioland - LibraryThing
One of the creators of a society is its latest victim in this allegory of Soviet life for the power elite. Chilling. Very authentic from what we know occurred based upon document drops after the fall of the Soviet Union. Read full review