The Night in Lisbon

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The Night in Lisbon
Cover of 1st English language edition
Author Erich Maria Remarque
Original title Die Nacht von Lissabon
Translator Ralph Manheim
Country Germany
Language German
Genre War novel
Publisher Harcourt, Brace & World
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 244
OCLC 295965

The Night in Lisbon (German: Die Nacht von Lissabon) is a novel by Erich Maria Remarque published in 1962. It revolves around the plight of two German refugees in the opening months of World War II. It is the story of one refugee telling his story to another during the course of a single night in Lisbon. The story he recounts is mainly a romantic one, and also contains a lot of action with arrests, escapes and near-misses. The novel is very realistic, Remarque was himself a German refugee (although the novel is entirely fictional), and provides excellent insight into refugee life in Europe during the early days of the war.