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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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Available copies: Grimus By Rushdie, Salman


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.

  • Published: 1975
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First U.K. Edition
Sold by: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.
$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.

  • Published: 1975
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
$795.00

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.

Sold by: Skyline Books, ABAA
$750.00

Grimus - a novel

RUSHDIE, Salman

Victor Gollancz, London., 1975. First edition. Octavo. 319 pages. The author's first book.Spine just a little bruised at head of spine. Near fine in near fine dustwrapper slightly creased at head of spine and slightly faded at spine.

  • Published: 1975
Sold by: Peter Ellis bookseller
$740.79

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

London: Gollancz, 1975. First British edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The first book by the author of Midnight's Children and Satanic Verses. Signed by the author on the title page. A lovely and legible signature. This book is from the collection of the late, noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens.

  • Published: 1975
  • Edition: First British edition
  • ISBN: 9780575018716
Sold by: Sawtooth Books
$650.00

GRIMUS

RUSHDIE, SALMAN

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

  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: FIRST
Sold by: VAGABOND BOOKS
$550.00

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.

  • Published: 1975
  • Edition: First UK Edition
Sold by: Lorne Bair Rare Books
$500.00

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1975. A Novel. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookmark to front pastedown, neat ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression.

  • Published: 1975
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$452.71

Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

1975. Hardcover. Fine. 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.

  • Published: 1975
  • Condition: Fine
Sold by: Idler Fine Books
$450.00

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

Gollancz, 1975. First Edition. Near fine (sl. foxing end papers, lower corners sl. bumped. An extremely attractive copy of the author's scarce first novel

  • Condition:
Sold by: collectors treasury
$412.50

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. .

  • Published: PUB 1979
  • Condition: NEAR FINE IN A FINE D.J.
  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
Sold by: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS
$350.00

Grimus

RUSHDIE, Salman

First edition, first impression. VG in VG unclipped dustwrapper with slight fading to spine and some wear to head of spine and top edges of upper and lower panels. A VG copy of the author\'s first novel.Published: Gollancz, 1975

Sold by: Roy Turner Books
$304.55

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..

  • Published: 1975
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • ISBN: 9780879510930
Sold by: J & S Books
$270.00

GRIMUS

Rushdie, Salman

Woodstock, New York, (1979): The Overlook Press Author's first novel Inscribed by the author on the title page, 318(1)pp., bound in black cloth, spine gilt, remainder mark on bottom edge, a binders flaw in binding the paper near the top edge in the gutter of page 181, otherwise, a clean bright copy in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

  • Edition: FIRST AMERICAN EDITION
Sold by: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.
$250.00

Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1975. Library sticker on cover.This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket.

  • Published: 1975
Sold by: Anybook Ltd
$197.51

GRIMUS

Rushdie, Salman

Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1979. First edition. hardcover. Fine/fine. Black cloth over bds. in DJ. Authors first book.

  • Published: 1979
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First edition
  • ISBN: 9780879510930
Sold by: The Old London Bookshop, ABAA/ILAB
$166.70

Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Hardcover, 1979-07-23. First Edition. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

  • Published: 1979-07-23
  • Condition: New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • ISBN: 9780879510930
Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$155.41

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. .

  • Published: 1979
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • ISBN: 9780879510930
Sold by: Waverley Books
$150.00

Grimus: A Novel [Paperback] (Gerry Plymouth (novel))(Chinese Edition)

Salman Rushdie()

Random House. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pages. Number The: 320 Language: English. In Publisher: the Random House.. The Book Description the After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him. a young Indian named flapping the Eagle spends the the next seven hundred years sailing the Seas with the blessing-and ultimately the burden & ndash ; of living forever. Eventually. weary of the sameness of life. he journeys to the mountainous Calf Island to regain his mortality. There he meets other immortals obsessed with ... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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$129.59

GRIMUS: A Novel

Salman Rushdie

Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press, 1979. A fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket, otherwise also fine. 318 and [i] pp. Salman Rushdie's first published novel. First U.S. edition, preceded by the U.K. edition. Tight and clean, without remainder mark, bumping to corners or shelf wear, gilt to binding remains bright. Dust jacket is mylar-protected.. First American edition. Original black cloth binding. Octavo.

  • Published: 1979
  • Edition: First American edition
  • ISBN: 9780879510930
Sold by: Jackson Wegren
$115.00