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. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of toning to the spine. 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. (Inventory #: 16072)
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