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- Publisher: Penguin Books
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 15mm | 136g
- Publication date: 1 November 1991
- Publication City/Country: London, England
- ISBN 10: 0140157379
- ISBN 13: 9780140157376
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 143,675
Discover Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie's classic fantasy novel Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz. In this captivating work of fantasy from the author of Midnight's Children and The Enchantress of Florence, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers. "Though there is darkness and silence at the center of Chup, most of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" is full of comic energy and lively verbal invention. . . .Though [the book] is sure to be enjoyed by children, it also contains amusements for adults." -- "The New York Times"
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Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.
Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award Praise for "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" "This is, simply put, a book for anyone who loves a good story. It's also a work of literary genius."--Stephen King "I enjoyed this adventure story....It involves you at once and keeps you reading, and so it should, for it's from the same magic land as "Sinbad," "The Thousand and One Nights," "The Golden Fleece.""--Doris Lessing "Fantastical, funny, whooping through drama and comedy, good and evil, introducing creatures delightful or frightening, this joyous and tender book is a whole "Arabian Nights" entertainment." --Nadine Gordimer, "The Times Literary Supplement" "A lively, wonderfully inventive comic tale . . . [Rushdie's] own "Sea of Stories "from which he drew this entertaining and moving book continues to flow as clear and brilliant as ever." --Alison Lurie, "The New York Times Book Review" Praise for Penguin Drop Caps: "[Penguin Drop Caps] convey a sense of nostalgia for the tactility and aesthetic power of a physical book and for a centuries-old tradition of beautiful lettering." --"Fast Company" "Vibrant, minimalist new typographic covers.... Bonus points for the heartening gender balance of the initial selections." --Maria Popova, "Brain Pickings" "The Penguin Drop Caps series is a great example of the power of design. Why buy these particular classics when there are less expensive, even free editions of "Great Expectations"? Because they're beautiful objects. Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische's fresh approach to the literary classics reduces the design down to typography and color. Each cover is foil-stamped with a cleverly illustrated letterform that reveals an element of the story. Jane Austen's A ("Pride and Prejudice") is formed by opulent peacock feathers and Charlotte Bronte's B ("Jane Eyre") is surrounded by flames. The complete set forms a rainbow spectrum prettier than anything else on your bookshelf." --Rex Bonomelli, "The New York Times" "Drool-inducing." --"Flavorwire" "Classic reads in stunning covers--your book club will be dying." --"Redbook"