Satanic Verses, The

Publisher Viking Penguin Inc., Ny
Year 1989
Edition FIRST
Pages 547
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Viking Penguin Inc, 1989. FIRST US EDITION, early (11th) printing. Controversial book - an ambitious novel, seemingly destined to become part of literary history by virtue of its unfortunate notoriety: prompting a death sentence on Rushdie by Islamic fundamentalists, causing him to go into hiding for years. Still recognized as a remarkable literary accomplishment, winner of the Whitbread Prize for best novel. Bound in 6.5 by 9.25 hard covers, gilt lettering on spine, still in original dust jacket, showing only light edge wear, overall in very good or better condition. 547 pages