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The Resource The Moor's last sigh, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

The Moor's last sigh, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

Label
The Moor's last sigh
Title
The Moor's last sigh
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Title variation
moors last sigh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of England's prestigious Whitbread Ward, Rushdie's first novel in seven years is a peppery melange of genres: a deliciously inventive family saga; a subversive alternate history of modern India; a fairy tale as inexhaustibly imagined as any in The Arabian Nights; and a book of ideas on topics from art to ethnicity, from religious fanaticism to the terrifying power of love
Summary
A family saga reflecting the troubled state of India. The protagonists are four generations of the da Gama, who became wealthy in the spice trade before declining into gangsterism. Their tale is narrated by the family's last descendant and he attributes their fall to bickering, a reflection of Hindu-Moslem strife plaguing India today. Peopled with odd characters--the narrator is the product of a Jewish father and a Christian mother--the novel is a pessimistic counterpoint to the author's optimistic Midnight's Children, on India's struggle for independence
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1996.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1996.
  • Whitbread Book Award for Novel, 1995.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
053435
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
  • 891.4
  • 823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
general
Label
The Moor's last sigh, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3B5A4301-C772-4070-B6FB-D46595906465
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ocn648092535
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
1 online resource (435 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307787507
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3B5A4301-C772-4070-B6FB-D46595906465
System control number
(OCoLC)648092535
Label
The Moor's last sigh, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3B5A4301-C772-4070-B6FB-D46595906465
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ocn648092535
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
1 online resource (435 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307787507
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3B5A4301-C772-4070-B6FB-D46595906465
System control number
(OCoLC)648092535

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