Rushdie, Salman -- The Satanic Verses [Book]
London: Viking, 1988. First Edition. 547pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Free of marks or inscriptions; modest toning and minor staining of the text block; spine has some color loss.
The Satanic Verses is the fourth novel of British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie. Similar to his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. The book was a 1988 Booker Prize finalist and won the 1988 Whitbread Award for novel of the year. Satanic Verses was perceived blaphemous and in 1989 the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini called for Rushdie's death, resulting in several failed assassination attempts on the author, including a recent an attempt in August, 2022. Rushdie won the Booker Prize in 1981 for Midnight s Children.