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The Resource Midnight's children : a novel, Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author]

Midnight's children : a novel, Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author]

Label
Midnight's children : a novel
Title
Midnight's children
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children, ” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight’ s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
M5 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infants switched at birth
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Children of the rich
  • Poor children
  • Supernatural
  • India
Label
Midnight's children : a novel, Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author]
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055358
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
25th anniversary edition
Extent
xviii, 533 pages
Isbn
9780812976533
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006041736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1055358
  • (OCoLC)64453512
Label
Midnight's children : a novel, Salman Rushdie ; [with a new introduction by the author]
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055358
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
25th anniversary edition
Extent
xviii, 533 pages
Isbn
9780812976533
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006041736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1055358
  • (OCoLC)64453512

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