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Koestler, Darkness At Noon.

Koestler, Arthur. Darkness At Noon. Translated by Daphne Hardy. London, The Folio Society, 1980. 14 cm x 22 cm. 267 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Clean inside with solid binding.

Includes the following chapters: The First Hearing / The Second Hearing / The Third Hearing / The Grammatical Fiction etc.

"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.
Of all of Arthur Koestler's works, none demonstrates more vividly his narrative power and uncompromising clarity of vision than this seminal work of twentieth century literature. "Darkness at Noon is the sort of novel that transcends ordinary limitations...written with such dramatic power, with such warmth of feeling, and with such persuasive simplicity" (The New York Times, 1941).
Set during Stalin's Moscow show trials of the 1930s, Darkness at Noon is an unforgettable portrait of an aging revolutionary, Nicholas Rubashov, who is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the very Party to which he has dedicated his life. As the pressure increases to confess to committing preposterous crimes, he re-lives a career that embodies the terrible ironies and human betrayals of a totalitarian movement masking itself as an instrument of deliverance. Almost unbearably vivid in its depiction of one man's solitary agony, Darkness at Noon asks questions about ends and means that have relevance not only for the past, but for the perilous present. It is, as the Times Literary Supplement has declared, "A remarkable book, a grimly fascinating interpretation of the logic of the Russian Revolution, indeed of all revolutionary dictatorships, and at the same time a tense and subtly intellectualized drama." (Amazon).

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Koestler, Darkness At Noon.

Koestler, Darkness At Noon.

Koestler, Darkness At Noon.
Koestler, Darkness At Noon.

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