His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman (Hardcover)

Including All Three Novels: Northern Light, the Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass

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Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton’s Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.

Product Details

Barcode
9781841593425
Department
Books
Released
28 Oct 2011
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Philip Pullman
Phillip Pullman
Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by)
Subtitle
"Northern Lights", "The Subtle Knife", "The Amber Spyglass"
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Penguin Books
Edition
Gift ed
Language
English
Number of Pages
1144
Dimensions
205 x 134 x 53mm (980g)

Annotation

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined.

Summary

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.
The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Young Adults
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Fantasy / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

Review Quotes

"One of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time" * The Guardian * "Philip Pullman. Is he the best storyteller ever?" * The Observer *