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'The days and the weeks dragged on, and the months dragged on. . . . The people of the conquered country settled in a slow, silent, waiting revenge.

Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power, The Moon Is Down explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside and betrayal from within the close-knit community. As he delves into the motivations and emotions of the enemy, Steinbeck uncovers profound and often unsettling truths both about war and human nature.

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  • Paperback

    9780141395371

    May 28, 2014

    Penguin Classics

    144 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780141185538

    January 2, 2001

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    144 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • The Moon Is Down
    John Steinbeck

    EBook

    9780141912554

    January 2, 2001

    Penguin eBooks

    144 pages

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