Terrific ... a fast-moving, important and astutely deadpan thriller ( Irish Times )
One of the most extraordinary and compelling novels written about World War II. Ever ( Alan Furst )
A slipcased hardback edition of Hans Fallada's bestselling novel, translated by Michael Hofmann, with the original first Penguin edition artwork.
Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the Persickes, the retired judge Fromm and the unassuming couple Otto and Anna Quangel. Then the Quangels receive the news that their beloved son has been killed fighting in France. Shocked out of their quiet existence, they begin a silent campaign of defiance, and a deadly game of cat and mouse develops between the Quangels and the ambitious Gestapo inspector Escherich. When petty criminals Kluge and Borkhausen also become involved, deception, betrayal and murder ensue, tightening the noose around the Quangels' necks ...
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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR006945878
Descripción London Penguin Fiction 2009, 2009. Estado de conservación: As New. 8vo. Published in the Penguin Classics series and First Edition Thus in an illustrated card slipcase. Still in shrinkwrap. A book in Fine condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 102523