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The Moon Is Down
The Moon Is Down
Author: John Steinbeck
Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power, Steinbeck's masterful fable explores the effects of invasion on conquered and conquerors alike. — Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes to face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside--and betrayal born within the close-knit community. As he delves into the m...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140187465
ISBN-10: 0140187464
Publication Date: 11/1/1995
Pages: 144
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Steinbeck never ceases to amaze. This was an excellent short novel illustrating the struggle of mankind against oppression. Simply told, the story of what happens when a small town in Europe is invaded by Nazi oppressors. The invaders come in with the mindset that the villagers will be willing to assist in operating the coal mine and supporting them. Wrong! As quoted by the mayor in the book "the one impossible job in the world that can't be done is to break men's spirit permanently." As the soldiers learned, they were like "flies conquering the flypaper."
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