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Midnight’s Children

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An edition of Midnight's Children (1981)

Midnight’s Children

2006 Random House Trade Paperback Edition (7)
  • 3.88 ·
  • 24 Ratings
  • 192 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading
  • 33 Have read
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533

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Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India's independence. Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India's 1,000 other "midnight's children, " all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts.

This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evoca- tion of a vast land and its people—a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight's Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and aJbrilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
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New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2006

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.914
Library of Congress
PR.9499.3.R8M5 1991

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xviii, 533p.
Number of pages
533

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32380651M
Internet Archive
midnightschildre0000rush_r8o5
ISBN 10
0812976533
ISBN 13
9780812976533
LCCN
90038447
OCLC/WorldCat
1120249530
Goodreads
59927754

Work Description

Midnight's Children is a 1981 novel by author Salman Rushdie. It portrays India's transition from British colonial rule to independence and the partition of India. It is considered an example of postcolonial, postmodern, and magical realist literature. The story is told by its chief protagonist, Saleem Sinai, and is set in the context of actual historical events. The style of preserving history with fictional accounts is self-reflexive.

Midnight's Children won both the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981. It was awarded the "Booker of Bookers" Prize and the best all-time prize winners in 1993 and 2008 to celebrate the Booker Prize 25th and 40th anniversary.In 2003, the novel was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novels". It was also added to the list of Great Books of the 20th Century, published by Penguin Books.



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