The Satanic Verses. – Rushdie, Salman.

Rushdie, Salman.


Publisher: Viking Penguin Inc. 1989
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8vo, 547pp. Hardcover, d/w in excellent condition protected by clear archival covering, text in very good condition with flecking to top edge and normal age tanning of most pages with no prior owner markings evident and no foxing. Arguably Rushdie’s most notorious if not infamous book, this is both a philosophy and an Arabian nights entertainment as Rushdie takes the reader on an epic journey of tears and laughter, of bewitching stories and astonishing flights of the imagination. Inspired in part by the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, it struck many Muslims as being blasphemous with Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issuing a fatwa against the the author and violent demonstrations followed in Pakistan with several bookstores being bombed in Britain and the book being banned in several countries.