Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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Midnight's Children is a loose allegory for events in India both before and, primarily, after the independence and partition of India, which took place at midnight on 15 August 1947. The protagonist and narrator of the story is Saleem Sinai, a telepath with an extraordinary nose. The novel is divided into three books.

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  1. - 2nd on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  2. - 3rd on Top 10 British, Irish or Commonwealth Novels from 1980 to 2005 (The Observer)
  3. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  4. - 28th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  5. - 41st on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  6. - 43rd on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  7. - 53rd on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  8. - 58th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  9. - 67th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  10. - 71st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  11. - 90th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  12. - 94th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  13. - 100th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  14. - 100th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  15. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  16. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  17. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  18. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  19. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  20. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  21. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  22. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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