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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 - 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.

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$511.54

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

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.

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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

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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$294.43

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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

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Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

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

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$209.25

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Grimus

Rushdie, Salman

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

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$209.25

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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. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$156.65

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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

Salman Rushdie

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

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$134.42

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Grimus

Salman Rushdie

Overlook Hardcover. 1st Edition. Very Good. 1979. Signed by Author(s) 0879510935 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Good) . 0879510935 .

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$125.00

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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

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Grimus: A Novel

RUSHDIE, Salman

Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1979. First American Edition. A presentable copy of the esteemed Booker Prize-winning author's first book. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 318pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with only some light edgewear to note.

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$100.00

Grimus.

Rushdie, Salman.

Overlook, 1979. First edition, first printing., 1979.. First edition, first printing.. Light wear bottom edge, nudge lower front corner, over-opened at prelims, near fine in fine dust jacket.. Rushdie's first book.

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$100.00