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The Satanic Verses ***SIGNED***

Salman Rushdie

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ISBN 10: 0670825379 / ISBN 13: 9780670825370
Published by Viking, NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Satanic Verses ***SIGNED***

Publisher: Viking, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st American Edition, 1st Printing.

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b>&nbsp;&middot; <b>&#x201c;[A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions.&nbsp;In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths.&#x201d;&#x2014;<i>Newsday</i></b><br /><br /><b>Winner of the Whitbread Prize</b><br /><br />One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, <i>The Satanic Verses</i> is Salman Rushdie&#x2019;s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, <i>The Satanic Verses </i>is a key work of our times.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Satanic Verses<br /><br /></i></b>&#x201c;Rushdie is a storyteller of prodigious powers, able to conjure up whole&nbsp;geographies, causalities, climates, creatures, customs, out of thin air.&#x201d;<b>&#x2014;<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /></b><br />&#x201c;Exhilarating, populous, loquacious, sometimes hilarious, extraordinary . . .&nbsp;a roller-coaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination.&#x201d;<b>&#x2014;<i>The Guardian</i> (London)<br /></b><br />&#x201c;A novel of metamorphoses, hauntings, memories, hallucinations,&nbsp;revelations, advertising jingles, and jokes. Rushdie has the power of&nbsp;description, and we succumb.&#x201d;<b>&#x2014;<i>The Times</i> (London)</b>


No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by Salman Rushdie's <i>The Satanic Verses</i>, which earned its author a death sentence. Furor aside, it is a marvelously erudite study of good and evil, a feast of language served up by a writer at the height of his powers, and a rollicking comic fable. The book begins with two Indians, Gibreel Farishta (&quot;for fifteen years the biggest star in the history of the Indian movies&quot;) and Saladin Chamcha, a Bombay expatriate returning from his first visit to his homeland in 15 years, plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their jetliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations. Rushdie's powers of invention are astonishing in this Whitbread Prize winner.

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