“What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same": First British Edition of Midnight's Children; Signed by Salman Rushdie
Item Number: 5791
London: Jonathan Cape, 1981.
First British edition of the author’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket without the usual fading to the spine endemic to this title. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Midnight's Children chronicles modern India through the lives of the one thousand and one children born within the country's first hour of independence on August 15, 1947. "An extraordinary novel. One of the most important to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation" (Robert Towers, The New York Times Book Review). Listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century.