Sötétség délben. [Darkness At Noon.]. Arthur Koestler.
First Hungarian Edition of The Darkness At Noon

Sötétség délben. [Darkness At Noon.]

München: Ujváry, Griff, 1981. In publisher’s wrappers. First Hungarian edition. (12), 11–144, (2) p. Front cover slightly stained at upper edge, bumped at lower corned, inside clean. Overall in very good condition.

First Hungarian edition of Koestler’s anti-communist Magnum Opus the “Darkness at Noon”.

Arthur Koestler (1905–1983) was a Hungarian-British author and journalist, who was engaged with Communism and worked as an agent of the Comintern until his disillusionment with Stalinism in 1938. Darkness at Noon was written in German and translated into English by Koestler’s companion Daphne Hardy and was published first in London, in 1941. The book gained him international fame, and was translated into many languages. Evidently it was banned in the Communist countries, and this Hungarian first edition was published in Germany by a Hungarian emigrant publisher. A few copies were smuggled into Hungary and the underground, samizdat publisher, “AB Független Kiadó” published it as a facsimile, first time in Hungary in 1984, in the Orwell-Year.


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