1942 Hardcover Book, The Seventh Cross, Anna Seghers, First Edition, Novel, Fiction, Thriller, Historical Fiction, Literature, Classic

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1942 Hardcover Book, The Seventh Cross, Anna Seghers, First Edition, Novel, Fiction, Thriller, Historical Fiction Literature, Classic, Collectible

A hardcover book entitled The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers. This is a First Edition. First Printing, printed in September 1942. The cover boards are red with gold title on the spine.

The Seventh Cross is an account of life in Hitler's Germany and the horrors of the concentration camps. Seven men attempt an escape from Westhofen; after the escape, the camp commander erects seven crosses, one for each. Only one, the young communist, Heisler, survives, not by cunning or superior skill, but through the complicity of a web of common citizens unwilling to bow to the Gestapo and forced to make decisions that will determine the character of their future lives

Anna Seghers ( 1900 – 1983) was a German writer famous for depicting the moral experience of the Second World War. Anna Seghers was a pseudonym. She was born Anna (Netty) Reiling in Mainz in 1900. She married Johann Lorenz Schmidt, a Hungarian Communist in 1925, thereby acquiring Hungarian citizenship. In Cologne and Heidelberg she studied history. She joined the Communist Party of Germany in 1928. By 1934 she had emigrated, to Paris. After German troops invaded 1940, she fled to Marseilles and one year later to Mexico. In 1947, Anna Seghers returned to Germany and lived in West Berlin. In 1950, she moved to East Berlin and became a co-founder of the freedom movement. She died in Berlin on June 1, 1983.

8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
350 pages
Dust Jacket
Red Cloth Cover with Gold Title on Spine
Copyright: September 1942 First Edition
Published by Little, Brown and Company -Boston

This book is in Used but in Very Good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The binding is completely intact and strong. The interior pages are clean. On the inside front cover is the name of a previous owner. There is also staining in the inside front and back cover from age. The books covers are bright and clean. The dust cover is worn on the edges and sun faded on the spine.

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