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Fury
Title:Fury
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ISBN:0099421860
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Number of Pages:272
Category:Fiction, Literature, India
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Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals Salman Rushdie s classic children s novel i Haroun and the Sea of Stories i inhabits the same imaginative space as i Gulliver s Travels i i Alice in Wonderland i and i The Wizard of Oz i In this captivating adaptation for the stage 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 br br The author of i The Satanic Verses i returns with his most humorous and accessible novel yet This is the story of Haroun a year old boy whose father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in a city so sad that it has forgotten its name When the gift of gab suddenly deserts Rashid Haroun sets out on an adventure to rescue his print, A tall yellow haired young European traveller calling himself Mogor dell Amore the Mughal of Love arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal the Emperor Akbar with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess the youngest sister of Akbar s grandfather Babar Qara Koz Lady Black Eyes a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery who is taken captive first by an Uzbek warlord then by the Shah of Persia and finally becomes the lover of a certain Argalia a Florentine soldier of fortune commander of the armies of the Ottoman Sultan When Argalia returns home with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerized by her presence and much trouble ensues The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man s world It brings together two cities that barely know each other the hedonistic Mughal capital in which the brilliant emperor wrestles daily with questions of belief desire and the treachery of sons and the equally sensual Florentine world of powerful courtesans humanist philosophy and inhuman torture where Argalia s boyhood friend il Machia Niccolo Machiavelli is learning the hard way about the true brutality of power These two worlds so far apart turn out to be uncannily alike and the enchantments of women hold sway over them both But is Mogor s story true And if so then what happened to the lost princess And if he s a liar must he die br, On February Valentine s Day Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist who told the author that he had been sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini It was the first time Rushdie 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 br br 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 Rushdie was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by He thought of writers he loved and various combinations of their names Then it came to him Conrad and Chekhov Joseph Anton br br How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years How does he go on working How does he fall in and out of love How does despair shape his thoughts and actions and how does he learn to fight back In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time the story of the crucial battle for freedom of speech He shares the sometimes grim sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen and the close bonds he formed with his protectors of his struggle for support and understanding from governments intelligence chiefs publishers journalists and fellow writers and of how he regained his freedom br br Compelling provocative and moving Joseph Anton is a book of exceptional frankness honesty and vital importance Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day, i Librarian s Note Alternate cover edition for ISBN a href https www goodreads com book show shame rel nofollow a i br br Omar Khayyam Shakil had three mothers who shared everything They shared the symptoms of pregnancy they shared the son that they all claim to have borne on the same night Raised at their six breasts Omar s mothers teach him to live a life without shame And it is training that proves very useful when he leaves his mothers fortress and makes the fateful mistake of falling in love For he finds himself an unwitting player in an ongoing duel between the families of two men one a celebrated wager of war the other a debauched lover of pleasure living in a world caught between honour and humiliation where a moment of shame could prove fatal