From the Publisher
Now in trade paperback for the first time, Arthur Koestler''s modern masterpiece, Darkness at Noon--originally published in 1941 this powerful and haunting portrait of a Soviet revolutionary who, under Stalin''s rule, is imprisoned and tortured is still relevant today. Of all of Arthur Koestler''s works, none demonstrates more vividly his narrative power and uncompromising clarity of vision than the remarkable Darkness at Noon, a seminal work of twentieth century literature.
About the Author
Arthur Koestler was born on September 5, 1905 in Budapest, Hungary and studied at the University of Vienna. Koestler was a Middle East correspondent for several German newspapers, wrote for the Manchester Guardian, the London Times and the New York Herald Tribune. Koestler wrote Darkness at Noon, which centers on the destructiveness of politics, The Act of Creation, a book about creativity, and The Ghost in the Machine, which bravely attacks behaviorism. Arthur Koestler died in London on March 3, 1983.
About the Book
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
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: October 1, 2006
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416540261
ISBN - 13: 9781416540267