Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

"Darkness at Noon" is a novel set during the Stalinist purges in Russia in the 1930s. The story follows an old Bolshevik, who is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the government he helped create. As he reflects on his life and the choices he made, he grapples with the betrayal of his revolutionary ideals and the corruption of the Soviet regime. The narrative provides a profound exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to sacrifice the individual for the supposed collective good.

The 306th greatest book of all time


Published
1940
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
80,000
Original Language
German

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