His Dark Materials: Trilogy: New Edition in Slipcase

His Dark Materials: Trilogy: New Edition in Slipcase

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This is Philip Pullman's classic trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as "The Golden Compass", the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 1016 pages
  • 134 x 207 x 103mm | 1,021g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1407104160
  • 9781407104164
  • 95,470

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman, geboren 1946 in Norwich/England, aufgewachsen in Rhodesien, Australien, London und Wales. Nach der Schule Englisch-Studium am Exeter College/Oxford, danach Lehrer an verschiedenen Middle Schools. Er ist heute auch tätig als Literaturdozent und veröffentlicht Bilder-, Kinder- und Jugendbücher, schreibt Theaterstücke und Thriller. 2005 erhielt er den Astrid-Lindgren-Preis für Literatur.
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150,973 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 52% (78,584)
4 30% (44,540)
3 12% (18,780)
2 4% (5,682)
1 2% (3,387)

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"The first book in this trilogy is excellent; Pullman's imagination is on overdrive and the story, setting and characters are fabulous. The second book (The Subtle Knife) takes a different turn, but is also superb storytelling; gripping and enthralling, if a little odd in places. The third book (The Amber Spyglass) if found just plain weird and unsatisfactory. Too many loose ends were left; the story seemed to run out of steam rather than to finish (or even to be left open deliberately, which would have been better). In terms of the 'atheist' message, it is a bit too strong, particularly in the later books, and didn't really add anything to the story. Unneccessary and distracting. Many have compared His Dark Materials to CS Lewis' Narnia Chronicles, saying it's the atheist equivalent - it's not. Where Narnia was an allegory which didn't mention God and can easily be read as just a story, His Dark Materials is more pointedly a promotion of atheism (by demonising the church). Worth a read though."show more
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