Hardcover, 8vo., blue cloth boards in reasonable dustjacket - has some scratches, has prev owners bookplate on fep., loosely laid collection of newspaper articles related to the controversary, paper starting to brown slightly at edges, 457pp. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’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, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.
Review: No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, 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 ("for fifteen years the biggest star in the history of the Indian movies") 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.
Titre : The Satanic Verses
Éditeur : London, Jonathan Cape, 1988. 10th Printing,
Description du livre Viking 26/09/1988, 1988. État : Good. Shipped promptly within 24hours. Book is in good condition - 100% money back guarantee if customers are not satisfied. N° de réf. du libraire 8765-9780670825370
Description du livre Paperback. État : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du libraire FPS0670825379VG
Description du livre Viking 26/09/1988, 1988. État : Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780670825370
Description du livre Viking 26/09/1988, 1988. État : Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780670825370
Description du livre London, 1988. Hardcover. État : Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. N° de réf. du libraire 1572026
Description du livre London, 1988. Hardcover. État : Used; Very Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. N° de réf. du libraire 2717670
Description du livre The Viking Press, 1989. État : Good. 1st American. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2355617
Description du livre The Viking Press, 1989. État : Fair. 1st American. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2629076
Description du livre The Viking Press, 1989. État : Very Good. 1st American. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2862968
Description du livre Viking, 1988. Hardcover. État : Used; Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 2153000