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  • Published: 3 January 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099424918
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

Darkness At Noon




'One of the few books written in this epoch which will survive it' New Statesman

N. S. Rubashov, an old guard Communist, falls victim to an unnamed government; with outstanding psychological insight, Koestler traces his story through arrest, imprisonment and trail in a classic novel which, when first published, famously drew attention to the nature of Stalin's regime.

  • Pub date: 3 January 1995
  • ISBN: 9780099424918
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler was born in Budapest in 1905. He attended the university of Vienna before working as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, Berlin and Paris. For six years he was an active member of the Communist Party, and was captured by Franco in the Spanish Civil War. In 1940 he came to England, adopting the language with his first book, Scum of the Earth. His publications manifest a wide range of political, scientific and literary interests, and include Darkness at Noon, Arrow in the Blue and The Invisible Writing. He died in 1983 by suicide, having frequently expressed a belief in the right to euthanasia.

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