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The Satanic Verses

by RUSHDIE, SALMAN

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London: Viking, 1988. First UK EDITION. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In a pictorial dustjacket. Four small indentations to front board also present thru the jacket. Negligible wear to extremeties. The first UK edition, flat-signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Rushdie's infamous novel that caused quite a stir upon its release.

Synopsis

Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses tells the tale of a hijacked jetliner that explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two figures, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years, plummet from the sky, washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, and proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams, and revelations. Whitbread Award for Best Novel (1988)

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On Jun 8 2011, Osmosiphobe said:
great book. i really appreciate the fluidity of rushdie's style. i read this with a group, and the major complaints from others in the group were the surreal quality and a basic ignorance of the information related to the british-indian experience. there's more to be said, but the saying of it would not do the book justice. if you're not familiar with british-indian relations and post-colonialism, get over it and check this book out.

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bookseller
Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
41922
Title
The Satanic Verses
Author
RUSHDIE, SALMAN
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
Very Good +
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK EDITION
Publisher
Viking
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1988
Keywords
Salman Rushdie, Signed

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About Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

Interesting and unusual books and printed matter. Visual items, illustrated books, private press, mythology/folklore, modern first editions. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC) and theIndependent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)

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gilt
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title page
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