Dragon's Teeth (novel)
1st edition cover
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Between Two Worlds (Upton Sinclair)|
|Followed by||Wide Is the Gate|
It is the third of Upton Sinclair's World's End series of eleven novels about Lanny Budd, a socialist, art expert, and "Red" grandson of an American arms manufacturer.
Back of the novel (1968 reprint):
- The Pulitzer prize-winning novel by a great American writer portrays the men and women caught in an onslaught of terror, a holocaust from which few escape.
- Lanny Budd became involved in what the Nazis termed "politics." He saw it as a question of human decency–that was how he found himself the prey in a manhunt as horrifying as it was deadly. Lanny Budd was one of those millions engulfed in the century's tragedy, trapped by the rising monster of Nazi Germany.
- "Mr. Sinclair rises to the full fictional possibilities of his material... a sincere and brave performance." The Times
- "Few works of fiction are more fun to read; fewer still make history half as clear, or as human." TIME
- "Sinclair's finest." The New York Times
In the first volume of the series, Lanny Budd had met a family of Dutch Jews. By the time the events of this book occur, his half-sister has married one of their sons.
In the climax at the end of this volume, Lanny helps spring the other son from Nazi arrest and jail, and gets caught up in the Blood Purge from June 30 to July 2, 1934 in Germany.
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