The Moon is Down and Short Stories by John Steinbeck [COLLIER HARDCOVER / 1942]

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The Moon is Down and Short Stories & Short Stories by John Steinbeck


This special edition combines Steinbeck's classic short novel The Moon is Down with his short story collection The Long Valley.

Leatherette hardcover adorned w/ Illustrated full color embossments and gilt title on spine.  

Book is in excellent condition.  Light shelf wear to cover.  Binding is tight and Inside reads like new with some tanning.  Gorgeous edition! 

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community...

In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature.

The Long Valley, Steinbeck's classic collection of short stories serves as the ideal introduction to Steinbeck's work. Set in the idyllic Salinas Valley in California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themeselves in the world, these stories reflect many of the concerns key to Steinbeck as a writer; the tensions between town and city, labourers and owners, past and present. Included here are the celebrated tales, THE MURDERER and THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS.