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The Moon is Down - John Steinbeck
The Moon is Down
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4.03 145
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141185538 (0141185538)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Thariena
Thariena rated it
4.0 Review: John Steinbeck - The Moon is Down
Information First published in 1943. My copy had 110 pages and is published by Meulenhoff (a Dutch company). The premise "The Moon Is Down" explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceful town comes face-to-face with evil impos...
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction rated it
4.0
I must admit that my reading this year has been all over the place - some philosophical works, some Balzac, some classics, some indie titles, some surrealism - so when I reached for this unknown-to-me Steinbeck, I had no idea whether I was going to like it or not. But alas, it is Steinbeck. Despite ...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
4.0 The Moon is Down
Short and bitter sweet, The Moon is Down shows what becomes of docile countryfolk when they are invaded and subjugated.Not sure what to expect from this lesser known work by Steinbeck, my first impression after a few pages was that I was in for a light comedy, a sort of Catch-22 anti-war declaration...
tinasimms
tinasimms rated it
Since this is propaganda, I wasn't sure about reading this. I'm suspicious of anything written for political reasons, but this got such good reviews that I figured I'd try it. The setting is left vague, hinting at European background. The town is small, with a man-of-the-people as their mayor a...
Mike's Reviews
Mike's Reviews rated it
5.0 'The Moon is Down' by John Steinbeck (1942)
John Steinbeck, The Moon is Down (London: Penguin Classics, 2000), 112pp In this novel, John Steinbeck transposed his signature "empathy with the oppressed" (as it is termed in my Penguin edition's introduction) from the people of the economic depression in the United States (which made his name w...
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