Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

Darkness At Noon stands as an unequaled fictional portrayal of the nightmare politics of our time. Its hero is an aging revolutionary, imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he has dedicated his life. As the pressure to confess preposterous crimes increases, he re-lives a career that embodies the terrible ironies and human betrayals of a totalitarian movement masking itself as an instrument of deliverance. Almost unbearably vivid in its depiction of one man's solitary agony, Darkness At Noon asks questions about ends and means that have relevance not only for the past but for the perilous present. It is--as the Times Literary Supplement has declared--"A remarkable book, a grimly fascinating interpretation of the logic of the Russian Revolution, indeed of all revolutionary dictatorships, and at the same time a tense and subtly intellectualized drama..."

The 309th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - 8th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  3. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  4. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Darkness at Noon Paperback 477451 $8.27 $3.00 2010
Darkness at Noon: A Novel Kindle Edition 22867 2019
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Darkness at Noon Hardcover 1551719 $66.84 $9.94 1941
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Darkness at Noon: A Novel Kindle Edition 44144 $9.73 2009
Darkness at Noon: A Novel Paperback 3145355 $5.00 $5.11 2006
Darkness at Noon Mass Market Paperback 1743372 $17.00 $0.01 1984
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Darkness at Noon (Modern Library, 74.3) Hardcover 2640873 $117.04 $8.48
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Darkness at noon, (The Modern library of the world's best books, 74.3) Paperback 7622190 $3.00
Darkness at Noon F 1st (first) edition by Koestler, Arthur published by Scribner (1941) [Hardcover] Hardcover 953156 $799.44 $21.89
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Darkness at Noon Hardcover 3260138 $9.94 1987
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Darkness At Noon Audio CD 611366 $892.80 $49.31