Midnight's Children

Download or Read eBook Midnight's Children PDF written by Salman Rushdie and published by Vintage Canada. This book was released on 2010-12-31 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Midnight's Children

Book Synopsis Midnight's Children by : Salman Rushdie

Winner of the Booker prize and twice winner of the Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children is "one of the most important books to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation" (New York Review of Books). Reissued for the 40th anniversary of the original publication--with a new introduction from the author--Salman Rushdie's widely acclaimed novel is a masterpiece in literature. 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. 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.

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  • Publisher – Vintage Canada
  • Total Pages – 560
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307367754
  • ISBN-13 – 0307367754

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children

Download or Read eBook Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children PDF written by Salman Rushdie and published by Modern Library. This book was released on 2009-04-22 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children

Book Synopsis Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children by : Salman Rushdie

The original stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers, the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14--15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are born--each of whom is gifted with supernatural powers. Midnight’s Children focuses on the fates of two of them--the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman and the male heir of a wealthy Muslim family--who become inextricably linked when a midwife switches the boys at birth. An allegory of modern India, Midnight’s Children is a family saga set against the volatile events of the thirty years following the country’s independence--the partitioning of India and Pakistan, the rule of Indira Gandhi, the onset of violence and war, and the imposition of martial law. It is a magical and haunting tale, of fragmentation and of the struggle for identity and belonging that links personal life with national history. In collaboration with Simon Reade, Tim Supple and the Royal Shakespeare Society, Salman Rushdie has adapted his masterpiece for the stage.

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  • Publisher – Modern Library
  • Total Pages – 146
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307538383
  • ISBN-13 – 0307538389

The Midnight Children

Download or Read eBook The Midnight Children PDF written by Dan Gemeinhart and published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR). This book was released on 2022-08-30 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Midnight Children

Book Synopsis The Midnight Children by : Dan Gemeinhart

The #1 New York Times and Indie bestseller! From Dan Gemeinhart, the acclaimed author of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, comes an extraordinary story about a family of runaways who take up residence in a small town, and the outcast boy who finds his voice and his people—perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Kate DiCamillo. "Dan Gemeinhart’s best yet and that’s saying something." —Padma Venkatraman, Walter Award-winning author of The Bridge Home In the dead of night, a truck arrives in Slaughterville, a small town curiously named after its windowless slaughterhouse. Seven mysterious kids with suitcases step out of the vehicle and into an abandoned home on a dead-end street, looking over their shoulders to make sure they aren't noticed. But Ravani Foster covertly witnesses their arrival from his bedroom window. Timid and lonely, Ravani is eager to learn everything he can about his new neighbors: What secrets are they hiding? And most mysterious of all...where are the adults? Yet amid this shadowy group of children, Ravani finds an unexpected friend in the warm and gutsy Virginia. But with this friendship comes secrets revealed—and danger. When Ravani learns of a threat to his new friends, he must fight to keep them safe, or lose the only person who has ever understood him. Full of wonder, friendship, and mystery, The Midnight Children explores the meaning of "home," what makes a family, and what it takes to find the courage to believe in yourself. * "A story of fierce friendship, bravery, loyalty, and finding—or making—a place to belong." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Equal parts Kate DiCamillo and Shirley Jackson, this book is unlike anything else I've ever read—you will love it." —Jonathan Auxier, New York Times-bestselling author of Night Gardener and Sweep: the Story of a Girl and her Monster

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  • Publisher – Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Total Pages – 270
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781250196736
  • ISBN-13 – 1250196736

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children

Download or Read eBook Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children PDF written by Norbert Schurer and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2004-09-07 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children

Book Synopsis Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children by : Norbert Schurer

The aim of this series is to provide accessible and informative introductions to the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years.

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  • Publisher – A&C Black
  • Total Pages – 108
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  • ISBN-10 – 082641575X
  • ISBN-13 – 9780826415752

Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children"

Download or Read eBook Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children" PDF written by Neil ten Kortenaar and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2004-01-21 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's

Book Synopsis Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children" by : Neil ten Kortenaar

Many non-Indian readers find the historical and cultural references in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children demanding. In his close reading of the novel, Neil ten Kortenaar offers post-colonial literary strategies for understanding Midnight's Children that also challenge some of the prevailing interpretations of the novel. Using hybridity, mimicry, national allegory, and cosmopolitanism, all key critical concepts of postcolonial theory, ten Kortenaar reads Midnight's Children as an allegory of history, as a Bildungsroman and psychological study of a burgeoning national consciousness, and as a representation of the nation. He shows that the hybridity of Rushdie's fictional India is not created by different elements forming a whole but by the relationship among them. Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children also makes an original argument about how nation-states are imagined and how national consciousness is formed in the citizen. The protagonist, Saleem Sinai, heroically identifies himself with the state, but this identification is beaten out of him until, in the end, he sees himself as the Common Man at the mercy of the state. Ten Kortenaar reveals Rushdie's India to be more self-conscious than many communal identities based on language: it is an India haunted by a dark twin called Pakistan; a nation in the way England is a nation but imagined against England. Mistrusting the openness of Tagore's Hindu India, it is both cosmopolitan and a specific subjective location.

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  • Publisher – McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Total Pages – 304
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780773571501
  • ISBN-13 – 0773571507