The Moon is Down

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Penguin, 1995 - Fiction - 112 pages
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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.
 

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The Moon Is Down takes place in an unnamed town in an unnamed country that has been capture by an unnamed enemy that is at war with England and Russia. Since the book was first published in 1942, it ... Read full review

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A small town in an unnamed northern European country is occupied by an invading group with a "Leader." Alex Morden, one of the townspeople, kills one of the invading soldiers. His death sentence is ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
vii
Suggestions for Further Reading
xxv
THE MOON IS DOWN
xxix
Copyright

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JOHN STEINBECK (1902–1968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Nearly all of his books are available in Penguin Classics.

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