A Stone for Danny Fisher Themes
by Harold Robbins

Start Your Free Trial

Download A Stone for Danny Fisher Study Guide

Subscribe Now

A Stone for Danny Fisher Themes

(Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction)

The social issue of the effect of fate on the aspirations of the lower middle class and the reciprocal concern for the security of a home are important thematic motifs in the book, but from Danny's point of the view, the theme of his life is probably "Without a buck, you're nothin' but crap." Although the novel is autobiographical, for Robbins the theme of the book as a whole is not so simple, but it is perhaps summed up in this observation of Danny's: "Someone you know all your life tries to kick your teeth in, and a man you never saw before and will never see again comes along and saves your life." Logically enough the book ends with a hymn to the "ordinary man.