His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife, the Amber Spyglass (Hardcover)

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By Philip Pullman, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by), Philip Pullman (Preface by)
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The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy, in a Contemporary Classics edition.
Philip Pullman's trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages. His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The epic story that takes us through the three novels is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armored polar bears, magical devices, witches, and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound reimagining of Milton's "Paradise Lost "that has already inspired a number of serious books of literary criticism. Like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis before him, Pullman has invented a richly detailed and marvelously imagined world, complex and thought-provoking enough to enthrall adults as well as younger readers. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, "His Dark Materials "is a monumental and enduring achievement.

About the Author


PHILIP PULLMAN was born in England in 1946. The author of numerous books, he was included by "The Times "(London) on its 2008 list of the fifty greatest British writers since 1945.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307957832
ISBN-10: 0307957837
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011
Pages: 1102
Language: English