Alone in Berlin / Hans Fallada ; translated by Michael Hofmann, with an afterword by Geoff Wilkes.
"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..." -- Publisher's description.
- Uniform Title
- Jeder stirbt für sich allein. English
- Penguin classics
Penguin modern classics.
- London ; New York : Penguin Classics, 2009
- Paperback ed
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