Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Limited Signed Edition; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xx, 1-3] 4-238 pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1979.
Illustrator: Illustrated by George Roth
A Fine Limited edition from the Franklin Library, signed by author Arthur Koestler.
The action is set during Stalin's purge trials of the 1930s and concerns Nicholas Rubashov, an old-guard Bolshevik who at first denies, then confesses to, crimes that he has not committed. Reflecting Koestler's own disenchantment with communism, the plot examines the dilemma of an aging revolutionary who can no longer condone the excesses of a regime he helped establish.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best; Color Illustrations.