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An edition of Midnight's Children (1981)

Midnight's Children

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  • 3.82 ·
  • 22 Ratings
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  • 31 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
552

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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 and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. But this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers that 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 that 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 mirror the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious.

Ebullient, operatic, comic, and serious, this novel is a wild, astonishing evocation of the maturity of a vast and complicated land and its people--a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy, Indian-style.
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2014, Oscar Mondadori
Paperback in Italian - Ristampa 8
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Midnight's Children: a novel
2012, Vintage Canada
Paperback in English - Vintage Canada Edition (1); movie tie-in
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Midnight's Children
2008, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - printing (14)
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Midnight’s Children
2006, Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback in English - 2006 Random House Trade Paperback Edition (7)
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Middernachtskinderen
2002, Contact
paperback in Dutch - 10e dr.
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Middernachtskinderen
1997, Pandora
Mass Market Paperback in Dutch - 8e dr.
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Midnight's Children
1991, Penguin Books
Paperback in English - Reprint (11)
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Les enfants de minuit: roman
1984, Québec/Amérique
Paperback in French - Édition canadienne en langue francaise
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Mitternachtskinder: Roman
1983, Piper
Hardcover in German
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Midnight's Children
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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

UK/CAN/USA

Copyright Date
1980

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6068.U757 M5 1991

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
552p.
Number of pages
552

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL33890517M
Internet Archive
midnightschildre0000rush
ISBN 10
0140132708
ISBN 13
9780140132700
LCCN
90038447
OCLC/WorldCat
1089590941
Goodreads
318456

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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