Every Man Dies Alone: A Novel

byHans FalladaTranslated byMichael Hofmann

March 30, 2010|
Every Man Dies Alone: A Novel by Hans Fallada
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

“To read Every Man Dies Alone, Fallada’s testament to the darkest years of the 20th century, is to be accompanied by a wise, somber ghost who grips your shoulder and whispers in your ear: 'This is how it was. This is what happened.'”
The New York Times Book Review


“I very much enjoyed the rediscovery of Hans Fallada ...  a wonderful novel. Compelling.”
—Ian McEwan

This never-before-translated masterpiece—by a heroic best-selling writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn’t join the Nazi Party—is based on a true story.

It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. With nothing but their grief and each other against the awesome power of the Reich, they launch a simple, clandestine resistance campaign that soon has an enraged Gestapo on their trail, and a world of terrified neighbors and cynical snitches ready to turn them in.

In the end, it’s more than an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more than a moving romance, even more than literature of the highest order—it’s a deeply stirring story of two people standing up for what’s right, and for each other.

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This is a Hybrid Book.

Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations — maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format.

Before WWII , German writer Hans Fallada’s novels were international bestsellers, on a par with those of his countrymen Thomas Mann and Herman Hesse. In America, Hollywood even turned his first big novel, Little Man, What Now? into a major motion picture.Learning the movie was made by a Jewish producer, however, Hitler decreed Fallad...
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Title:Every Man Dies Alone: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:544 pages, 8.3 X 5.5 X 1.32 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 8.3 X 5.5 X 1.32 in
Published:March 30, 2010
Publisher:Melville House
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781935554042

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