Octavo (215 x 137mm), pp. 287, [1 (blank)]. Original publisher's black boards, spine lettered in gilt, textured paper dustwrapper designed by Mon Mohan, not price-clipped. (Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed and creased at the edges.) A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper.
First edition. Salman Rushdie’s third novel, which won the Prix du meilleur livre étranger and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction (only just losing to J.M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K when Fay Wheldon, the chair of the judges, changed her casting vote from Rushdie to Coetzee). Sometimes considered as forming a trilogy with Midnight’s Children (1981) and The Satanic Verses (1988), Shame is a magic realist rendering of Pakistan, which addresses the country’s turbulent history since Partition and its creation in 1947 through its narrative and the narrator’s autobiographical interjections.
Author RUSHDIE, Salman.
Publisher London: Butler & Tanner Ltd for Jonathan Cape.