Very good. Signed by previous owner. Light wear. Mass-market (rack) paperback. 216 p. Fiction set in the era of the Moscow trials. An aging revolutionary Bolshevik, imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the Party to which he had dedicated his life, relives the ironies of a career in a totalitarian government masking itself as an instrument of deliverance. Koestler, b.1905 in Austria, himself became immersed as a Communist in the 1930s, was disillusioned; then arrested by Franco's Fascists in Spain, liberated by British intervention, then arrested in France in 1939 for his political views. Released again, he went to England.
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