Jonathan Cape, 2012, Softcover, Book Condition: New Book, First
First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 636 pages. All my books are IN STOCK and shipped from our Australian address.. On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being 'against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran'. So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov - Joseph Anton Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780224093989. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3349.