Arthur Koestler's first novel, set in the last Roman Republic, tells the story of the revolt of Spartacus and man's search for Utopia. The first of three novels concerned with the "ethics of revolution", it addresses the age-old debate of whether the end justifies the means, an argument continued in his classic novels 'Darkness At Noon' and 'Arrival And Departure'.
This is a philosophical novel dealing with the nature of revolution; a melancholy commentary on the failure of politics to respond to mens' inner needs.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 12 / 1999
- 126 x 195mm