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On the Marble Cliffs by Ernst Juenger Penguin Modern Classics

£34.99

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In the shadow of the Marble Cliffs, the Narrator and Brother Otho lead a near idyllic life as dedicated botanists, spicing frugality with spasmodic carnival. Then the Foresters of the Campagne take to roaming with incendiary torches in murderous bands.
Soon, time-honoured rituals are being turned to baser ends . . . even in the towns of the Great Marina, once famous for their now discredited poets and philosophers.
In time, a miasma of evil blankets the country and at last even the botanists are drawn towards the final appalling holocaust.
Like Kafka's novels, Ernst Juenger's allegory is indeterminate as to time and place. First published in Germany in 1939, it can be read as a general study of tyranny . . . or as an astonishingly prescient parable on the rise and fall of Nazism.

This is a first edition of the Penguin . It is in very good overall condition with tight binding and clean, although yellowed, pages. There are some light bumps to corners and edges. Rare edition.

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Added value:
First Penguin Edition
Author(s):
Ernst Juenger
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18.5x11.5cm
Edition:
1970 First Penguin Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140029850
ISBN-13:
9780140029857
Number of pages:
115
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
On the Marble Cliffs

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In the shadow of the Marble Cliffs, the Narrator and Brother Otho lead a near idyllic life as dedicated botanists, spicing frugality with spasmodic carnival. Then the Foresters of the Campagne take to roaming with incendiary torches in murderous bands.
Soon, time-honoured rituals are being turned to baser ends . . . even in the towns of the Great Marina, once famous for their now discredited poets and philosophers.
In time, a miasma of evil blankets the country and at last even the botanists are drawn towards the final appalling holocaust.
Like Kafka's novels, Ernst Juenger's allegory is indeterminate as to time and place. First published in Germany in 1939, it can be read as a general study of tyranny . . . or as an astonishingly prescient parable on the rise and fall of Nazism.

This is a first edition of the Penguin . It is in very good overall condition with tight binding and clean, although yellowed, pages. There are some light bumps to corners and edges. Rare edition.

Added value:
First Penguin Edition
Author(s):
Ernst Juenger
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
18.5x11.5cm
Edition:
1970 First Penguin Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140029850
ISBN-13:
9780140029857
Number of pages:
115
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
On the Marble Cliffs

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