His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials : Gift Edition 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1144 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 53mm | 967g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Gift ed.
  • 1841593427
  • 9781841593425
  • 388

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

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.
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121,978 ratings
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2 4% (4,445)
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This is simply the most amazing, captivating, superbly written book from beginning to end, and everything in-between. There are simply no superlatives sufficient to describe the ease with which the story reads and flows, where imagery and sound appear in the mind as if by magic enlightened from the printed word, page after delightful page. Embedded within the tale are factualities derived from qantum physics and science, impregnated and entwined with socio;logical, cultural, and religious beliefs and dogma that accurately reflect ancient as well as contemporary world views and effects. Were one to extrapolate upon an inner theme for this work, one might say that it presents an extraordinary opportunity to learn of living the Way of Truth and Love as opposed to blindly and obediently following usurped and overridden dogmas that are propped up by by life-stifling convention. Either that, or it's just a great story for anyone aged 8 to 88 or more . . . .show more
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