First Edition of Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories; Signed by Him
Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
Item Number: 78955
London: Granta Books, 1990.
First edition of this classic fantasy novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Salman Rushdie in a contemporary signature. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by James Marsh.
Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz. In this captivating work of fantasy, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers. “Though there is darkness and silence at the center of Chup, most of Haroun and the Sea of Stories is full of comic energy and lively verbal invention. . . .Though [the book] is sure to be enjoyed by children, it also contains amusements for adults" (The New York Times).