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Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, at the precise moment of India's independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press ...Show synopsisBorn at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, at the precise moment of India's independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. But, this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1,000 other 'midnight's children' - all born in the initial hour of India's independence - and an uncanny sense of smell which allows him to sniff out dangers others cannot perceive. Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's biography is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.Hide synopsis
Description:Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0679444629. Number 217 in the...Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0679444629. Number 217 in the Everyman's Library series. Introduction by Anita Desai. First edition thus. Review copy with slip laid in. Lower corners bumped, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Ribbon bookmark.
Description:Fine; Collectible. Signed and inscribed by author on title page:...Fine; Collectible. Signed and inscribed by author on title page: HC+DJ like new, no marks clipping dents or flaws; 12th printing. Ships same day in box with tracking, satisfaction guaranteed.
Description:New in New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition thus,...New in New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition thus, first printing. First printing of the UK Everyman's Library English Edition of the author's Booker Prize winning novel for1981 and the Booker of Bookers Winner. The Jacket and book are in new unread condition, not price-clipped (UK £10.99). SIGNED By Salman Rushdie in blue pen to the front end page. A Collector's copy.
Description:First edition of the Everyman's Library edition of the author's...First edition of the Everyman's Library edition of the author's Booker Prize-winning novel and breakthrough work. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Midnight's Children chronicles modern India through the lives of the one thousand and one children born within the country's first hour of independence on August 15, 1947. "An extraordinary novel...one of the most important to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation" (Robert Towers, The New York Times Book Review). Listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. First US edition as stated on...Fine in fine dust jacket. First US edition as stated on copyright page, in a very good, unclipped dust jacket, with the spine only slightly faded and minor bumping to top at spine (see photo). 1/4 maroon cloth over gray boards. Fine book, never opened. This American edition preceded the British edition. Awarded the 1981 Booker Prize, and won the Best of the Booker Prizes in 2008; photograph is of copy for sale.
Description:Ex Library book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition...Ex Library book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Description:Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine,...Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, cream endpapers, gilt edges. First English edition. The winner of the 1981 Booker Prize and nominated the best Booker of all Bookers. Coming after the less than stellar success of Grimus, Cape issued only 1, 000 copies from US sheets.
Description:446pp. Octavo [24 cm] 1/4 maroon cloth over gray boards. Very...446pp. Octavo [24 cm] 1/4 maroon cloth over gray boards. Very good/Very good. Minor sunning to the spine of the jacket. The American edition precedes the British edition. Second published work by Rushdie and considered by many to be his finest. Midnight's Children was awarded the Booker Prize, and was also awarded the Booker of Booker Prizes in 1993 to the best of the original 25 winners of the Booker Prize.
This is probably the most brilliantly written book I've ever read. Rushdie is a literary genius. It's not easy reading, but it's completely engrossing and intriguing. It left me with two things: 1) a burning curiosity as to his writing process (the plot is so intertwined forward and backward, it almost ...
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