Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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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This book is on the following lists:

  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. - 25th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  5. - 28th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  6. - 41st on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  7. - 43rd on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  8. - 46th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  9. - 53rd on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  10. - 58th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  11. - 67th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  12. - 71st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  13. - 90th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  14. - 94th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  15. - 100th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  16. - 100th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  17. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  18. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)
  19. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  20. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  21. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  22. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  23. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  24. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  25. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  26. - 25 acclaimed international writers choose 25 of the best books from the last 25 years (Wasafiri Magazine)
  27. - Third World Novels… The Top 10 (New Internationalist)
  28. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children: Adapted for the Theatre by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade and Tim Supple (Modern Library (Paperback)) Paperback 754775 $4.99 $1.99 2003
Hijos de la medianoche / Midnight's Children (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 116718 $8.84 $8.86 2016
Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Paperback 6901 $9.99 $2.49 2006
Midnight's Children Kindle Edition 19089 $9.99 2010
Midnight's Children (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 293587 $11.77 $8.33 1995
Midnight's Children Paperback 640890 $4.61 $0.01 1991
Midnight's Children Audio CD 1224385 $43.97 $52.09 2009
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children: Adapted for the Theatre by Salman Rushdie, Simon Reade and Tim Supple (Modern Library Paperbacks) Kindle Edition 584859 $9.99 2009
Midnight's Children Mass Market Paperback 874617 $1.98
Midnight's Children: Great Books Edition (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) Paperback 755018 $9.25 $0.01 2000
Mitternachtskinder Paperback 8559139 $11.17 2005
Hijos de la medianoche (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 801953 2011
Hijos de la medianoche/ Midnight's Children (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1028003 $36.26 $29.69
Midnight's Children Audio CD 4283029 $99.95
Midnight's Children: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audible Audio Edition 21376 $14.92 2017