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Rushdie, Salman. FURY: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Random House, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 259 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's eighth novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Rushdie's so-called "American" novel, set mostly in Manhattan, where he is now based. With numerous allusions to living celebrities, places, and events, it is perhaps his most autobiographical work. The novel was widely praised by both critics and readers for his now-legendary literary virtuosity. This is ultimately a novel about the fragility of the human condition. If Rushdie has one theme overriding his keen interest in the encounter between East and West, it would be this profound sense of our vulnerability. This title has become one of Rushdie's most popular successes. It is unquestionably, one of his most accessible books, in stark contrast to the challenges, both rewarding and frustrating, of "The Satanic Verses", the novel that made him an international cause celebre. A "must-have" title for Salman Rushdie completists. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Salman Rushdie. It comes with a pristine copy of the lovely 15-page "Story Week: Festival of Writers, Cities of Words" Souvenir Program, published to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Columbia College's innovative Writing Program. It features Rushdie very prominently on the cover. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time and is now collectible. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1981, for "Midnight's Children", which was also selected as "The Booker of Bookers" in 1993, the best of all previous winners. One of the finest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SALMAN RUSHDIE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 067946333X. $70.00

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