SATANIC VERSES

Rushdie Salman

Published by New York Viking 1988, 1988
Hardcover
From Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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First American edition. 8vo, black cloth and boards in the dustjacket. 547. Very fine. A unique book in the history of modern literature, in that its publication resulted in a death sentence for the author being decreed by Islamic fundamentalists (which is still in effect). Inspired in part by the life of Muhammad, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. In the United Kingdom, The Satanic Verses received positive reviews, and was a 1988 Booker Prize Finalist and won the 1988 Whitbread Award for novel of the year. However, conservative Muslims accused it of blasphemy and mocking their faith. The outrage among them resulted in a fatw calling for Rushdie's death issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran. The result was several failed assassination attacks on Rushdie, who was placed under police protection. Bookseller Inventory # 9546

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Title: SATANIC VERSES

Publisher: New York Viking 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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