Book :: Darkness at Noon

Darkness at Noon
By: Arthur Koestler
Pages: 224
Published: 1940
Genre(s): Politics
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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...

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A good, disturbing read!

Jun 10th, 2024

forline forline

intense, thrilling, breathtaking!

Dec 31st, 2017

Caro60 Caro60

An absolutely chilling novel. Never let the truth, justice, fairness get in the way of the desired political outcome. The revolution is everything - the individual is nothing. I loved this novel which reminded me of why it is so important to not take our political processes for granted.

Jun 18th, 2015

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8th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library