Panther in the Basement

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Panther in the Basement
Author Amos Oz
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Harvest Books
Publication date
October 1, 1998
Media type Print Paperback
Pages 160
ISBN 978-0-15-600630-9
OCLC 41331015

Panther in the Basement is a 1998 novel by Israeli author Amos Oz.


Oz's reminiscent novel describes the doings of a twelve-year-old boy in 1947, the last year of the British Mandate of Palestine, during the British–Zionist conflict. Young Proffy has organized a pro-Israel underground cell that proposes to blow up Buckingham Palace or perhaps 10 Downing Street. These heroic dreams are no danger to anybody, but Proffy's friendship with a kindly British soldier causes his two fellow panthers to accuse him of treason.


The film The Little Traitor (2007), starring Alfred Molina, is based on the book.

External links[edit]

The Little Traitor at the Internet Movie Database