Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The character of the chief protagonist of The Satanic Verses is based on Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan and a bit of Rama Rao. The title refers to what are known as the satanic verses, a group of Qur'an verses that allowed for prayers of intercession to be made to three Pagan Meccan goddesses: Allāt, Uzza, and Manāt. The part of the story that deals with the "satanic verses" in the book was based on the accounts of the historians al-Waqidi and al-Tabari.

The 409th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 55th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  2. - Costa Book Award - Best Novel (Costa Coffee)
  3. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  4. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  5. - 25 acclaimed international writers choose 25 of the best books from the last 25 years (Wasafiri Magazine)
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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Satanic Verses Paperback 3985785 $39.99 $20.00 1988
The Satanic Verses: A Novel Paperback 24596 $9.00 $1.55 2008
The Satanic Verses Publisher: The Viking Press Hardcover 1216459 $8.03 $1.38
The Satanic Verses: A Novel Kindle Edition 19114 $9.99 2011
The Satanic Verses: A Novel (Bestselling Backlist) Paperback 36091 $1.95 $0.64 2000
The Satanic Verses Audio CD 1082185 $37.81 $29.99 2009
The Satanic Verses Hardcover 1959882 $22.50 $4.17 1988
By Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses: A Novel (Reprint) Paperback 1359741 $24.20 $8.13 2008
The Satanic Verses Hardcover 568277 $4.80 $0.01 1988
The Satanic Verses by Rushdie, Salman unknown Edition [Hardcover(1989)] Hardcover 172203 $10.39 $3.39
Los versos satánicos (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 648944 2010
The Satanic Verses by Rushdie, Salman published by The Viking Press (1989) Hardcover Hardcover 382101 $9.75 $3.71
The Satanic Verses [Hardcover] [1989] Salman Rushdie Hardcover 4241225 $36.96 $25.02 1988
The Satanic Verses Audible Audio Edition 4214 $29.95 2011
Versos Satanicos (Edicao de Bolso) - The Satanic V (Em Portugues do Brasil) Pocket Book 13221599 $34.98 $34.98 2008
The Satanic Verses Hardcover 76705 $5.84 $0.01 1989
Los Versos Satanicos / The Satanic Verses (Campanas / Bells) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 10305546 $149.95 2003
Los Versos Satanicos (Spanish Edition) Paperback 11186569 $19.95