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The Satanic Verses

A Novel

5th printing
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This edition was published in by Picador USA in New York, USA.

Written in English

561 pages

Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two figures, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years, plummet from the sky, washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, and proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams, and revelations.
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The Satanic Verses

First published in 1988



Work Description

The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published September 26, 1988 and inspired in part by the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. The title refers to the satanic verses, a group of Quranic verses that refer to three pagan Meccan goddesses: Allāt, Uzza, and Manāt. The part of the story that deals with the "satanic verses" was based on accounts from the historians al-Waqidi and al-Tabari.

In the United Kingdom, The Satanic Verses received positive reviews, was a 1988 Booker Prize finalist (losing to Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda) and won the 1988 Whitbread Award for novel of the year.

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"To be born again," sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first you have to die."
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The Satanic Verses

A Novel

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This edition was published in by Picador USA in New York, USA.


First Sentence

"'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die."

Edition Description

Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two figures, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to Bombay in fifteen years, plummet from the sky, washing up on the snow-covered sands of an English beach, and proceed through a series of metamorphoses, dreams, and revelations.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1988

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6068.U757S27385 1997

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
561p.
Number of pages
561
Dimensions
8.1 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
Weight
1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9330625M
Internet Archive
satanicverses00salm
ISBN 10
0312270828
ISBN 13
9780312270827
LC Control Number
97-795
OCLC/WorldCat
429390904
Library Thing
12601
Goodreads
12781

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