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The Dark Arena is the first novel by Mario Puzo, published in 1955.[1]

The Dark Arena
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First edition
AuthorMario Puzo
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectCrime novel
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
1955
Media typePrint
Pages283
OCLC46968806

The book follows Walter Mosca, an American World War II veteran who returns to Germany for his girlfriend, Hella. The novel explores life in post-war Germany, a place where the standard currency is not the German mark or even the US dollar but US-made cigarettes.

ReceptionEdit

The novel was not nearly as successful as his later works. The reviewers gave it modest acclaim, and admitted that Puzo had "solid talent."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Dark Arena by Mario Puzo". goodreads.com. Retrieved 2014-06-16.

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