The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 08/01/1998
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Daring, controversial and brilliant, few books have had the global cultural impact of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. By turns satirical and playful, fantastical and bitingly relevant, Rushdie’s fictional account of the history of Islam incited riots by Islamist groups and led to the orthodox Iranian government issued a fatwā against Rushdie, which has never been officially lifted. 20 years on from its original release, the book remains freshly relevant: as a challenge to censorship, a warning about the consequences of suppressing creative expression and a masterwork of fiction. As the Guardian writes, ‘above all, perhaps, it dramatises the conviction that there is nothing more sacred than the freedom to question what is sacred. Twenty years on, it's a principle that urgently needs to be remembered.’

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780963270702
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 383g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm

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The Satanic Verses
Almost excellent
On nearly all accounts this was some of the most astute and beautiful prose I've ever read. However, I couldn't help but feel slightly unfulfilled by the e... READ MORE
Danny B
The Satanic Verses
Hate speech at its finest
Pretentious writing and full of hateful ideology, this book is not what you would consider ‘freedom of speech.’ It’s a direct attack on a religion. Clearly... READ MORE
Shijia MK