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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409018186
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Gladiators




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Arthur Loestler's first novel tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and, as the author emphasises in the Postscript written for this edition, it is the first of three novels dealing with the age-old problem of whether the end justifies the means. The other two, DARKNESS AT NOON, and ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE, are both available in this edition.

  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409018186
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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 in English, 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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