by Ignazio Silone, Barry Menikoff (Afterword), Irving Howe (Introduction)
One of the 20th century's essential novels depicting Fascism's rise in Italy.
Set and written in Fascist Italy, this book exposes that regime's use of brute force for the body and lies for the mind. Through the story of the once-exiled Pietro Spina, Italy comes alive with priests and peasants, students and revolutionaries, all on the brink of war.
This courageousa novel stunned the world on its publication in 1936 with its exposure of Italy's fascist state.
Paperback: 304 pages