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Grimus

By Rushdie, Salman




Grimus is a 1975 fantasy and science fiction novel written by Salman Rushdie. The story loosely follows Flapping Eagle, a young Indian who receives the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. After drinking the fluid, Flapping Eagle wanders the earth for 777 years 7 months and 7 days, searching for his immortal sister and exploring identities before falling through a hole in the Mediterranean Sea. He arrives in a parallel dimension at the mystical Calf Island where those immortals who have tired of the world but are reluctant to give up their immortality exist in a static community under a subtle and sinister authority. Published in 1975, Grimus was Salman Rushdie’s first published novel. To a large extent it has been disparaged by academic critics; though Peter Kemp’s comment is particularly vitriolic, it does give an idea of the novel’s initial reception: "His first novel, Grimus (1975), a ramshackle surreal saga based on a 12th-century Sufi poem and copiously encrusted with mythic and literary allusion, nosedived into oblivion amid almost universal critical derision."


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Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

London: Victor Gollanz, 1975. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First UK and true first edition of the Booker Prize Winning author's first book. A superb collector's copy. Faint erasure mark to front endpaper else a bright clean copy in fine price intact dustwrapper.

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$800.00

Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Victor Gollancz, 1975. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy In Like Jacket.First Edition. True First Edition of the Author's First Book.Signed on the Title-page.Beaiutiful Copy.

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$795.00

GRIMUS

RUSHDIE, SALMAN

GoLLANCZ A FINE FIRST IN FINE DJ. ALMOST MINT!. FIRST. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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$577.50

Grimus (Romanian Edition)

Rushdie, Salman

Editura Polirom. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$503.96

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

London: Victor Gollancz, 1975. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo (20cm); purple cloth, with titles stamped in gilt at spine; dustjacket; 319pp. Some light offsetting to pastedowns and endpapers, with a touch of faint, scattered foxed spots to text edges; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, and notably unfaded at the spine; some pinpoint wear at extremities, with a faint diagonal crease to front flap; very Near Fine. A presentable copy of the esteemed Booker Prize-winning author's first book.

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$500.00

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Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

London: Gollancz, 1975 First Printing of the First British Edition, preceding the American Edition by four years. Author's First Book. The book is in fine condition; in a near fine to fine dust jacket, with a short closed tear and crease to upper front panel.

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$450.00

Grimus - First Novel SIGNED by the Author

Rushdie, Salman

Gollancz, 1975 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1975. A fine book with a trace of spotting to the top of the page block and some light pushing to the tips of the spine. In a fine unclipped wrapper which is marginally faded to the spine. SIGNED without dedication to the title page by Rushdie. A love signed copy of the author's first novel for which he was paid £850 by the publishers.

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$420.81

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

London: Victor Gollancz, [1975]. Hardbound in dust jacket. First British (and correct first) edition of the author's first book. Signed by Rushdie. Fine in dust jacket with minute, barely perceptible edge wear to bottom edge.

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$400.00

GRIMUS

RUSHDIE, SALMAN

WOODSTOCK, NY: OVERLOOK PRESS (THE). NEAR FINE IN A FINE D.J.. PUB 1979. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT OTHER THAN A BOOKSTORE STAMP ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER AND SOME MODERATE FOXING TO THE EDGES OF THE TEXTBLOCK. D.J. IS FINE WITH JUST A TRACE OF TONING TO THE FLAPS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. .

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$350.00

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Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Press, 1979. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Fine Copy in Like Jacket.First Edition/First Printing.Signed by The Author on the Title-Page.First Book.Gorgeous Copy Without Wear..

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$295.00

Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

1 volume, please be aware of language, air mail shipment from Germany within 2-6 weeks, we deliver to any country - please ask us to enable delivery to your country!

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$276.04

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Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1975. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Review copy of the first American edition with publisher's promotional material laid in. Signed by the author on the title page. The front and rear dust jacket flaps are sunned along the edges and the pages are lightly age toned. Otherwise, the book and jacket are in very good condition..

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$270.00

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Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Books. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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$192.68

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Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Hardcover, 1979-07-23. First Edition. Hardcover. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$175.64

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GRIMUS.

Rushdie, Salman.

OVERLOOK. WOODSTOCK 1979. Fine. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0879510935 . First American Edition. Fine in a fine dj. (Neat black marker line flush with spine block at bottom edge) Author's FIRST book. .

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$150.00

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Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

Overlook Books. Hardcover. 0879510935 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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$150.00

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Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

Overlook Books. Hardcover. 0879510935 New Condition. . New.

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$150.00

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Grimus.

Rushdie, Salman

Kindler Verlag GmbH. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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$142.76

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Grimus.

Rushdie, Salman

Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press (1979)., 1979. First American printing. 8vo. 319 pp. Original black cloth binding. SIGNED by Rushdie on the title page. Remainder mark bottom edge else this is a tight, fine book in a bright, fine DJ.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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$125.00