His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2018-07-05
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ISBN : 9781407191188
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Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2011
Publisher : Everyman Paperback Classics
ISBN : 9781841593425
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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.

His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass (Gift Edition)

His Dark Materials 3: The Amber Spyglass (Gift Edition) Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2019-11-21
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ISBN : 9780702301698
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NOW A MAJOR, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO TV SERIES "We're going to the land of the dead - and we're going to come back." Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned... The third volume in PhilipPullman's groundbreaking HIS DARK MATERIALStrilogy, in astunning gift edition illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.

His Dark Materials 2:The Subtle Knife (Gift Edition)

His Dark Materials 2:The Subtle Knife (Gift Edition) Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2019-11-21
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ISBN : 9780702301681
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NOW A MAJOR, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO TV SERIES "What is he? A friend, or an enemy?""He is a murderer." Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds... The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, ina stunning gift edition illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.

His Dark Materials: the Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials: the Subtle Knife Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2021-09-02
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ISBN : 9780702311420
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The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, in a stunning gift edition, to publish alongside the major HBO/BBC TV series in autumn 2019.

His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford, Gift Edition

His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford, Gift Edition Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2021-10-19
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780593486573
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A stunning new edition of this tantalizing tale of Lyra and Pan set in the world of His Dark Materials.

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials Author :
Release : 2011
Publisher : Everyman's Library
ISBN : 0307957837
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Lyra Belacqua tries to prevent kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments, decides to help Will Parry search for his father, and finds that she and Will are caught in a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by her uncle, Lord Asriel.

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2001
Publisher : Yearling Books
ISBN : 9780440418337
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As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

His Dark Materials: the Subtle Knife Classic Art Edition

His Dark Materials: the Subtle Knife Classic Art Edition Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2021-11-04
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ISBN : 9780702314001
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The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, in a stunning gift edition, to publish alongside the major HBO/BBC TV series in autumn 2019.

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2017
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 055353517X
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Lyra Belacqua and her daemon familiar set out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

Intellectual, Humanist and Religious Commitment

Intellectual, Humanist and Religious Commitment Author : Peter Forrest
Release : 2019-07-25
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 135009773X
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This book offers a rigorous analysis of why commitment matters and the challenges it presents to a range of believers. Peter Forrest treats commitment as a response to lost innocence. He considers the intellectual consequences of this by demonstrating why, for example, we should not believe in angels. He then explores why humans are attached to reason and to humanism, recognising the different commitments made by theist and non-theist humanists. Finally, he analyses religious faith, specifically fideism, defining it by way of contrast to Descartes, Pascal and William James, as well as contemporary philosophers including John Schellenberg and Lara Buchak. Of particular interest to scholars working on the philosophy of religion, the book makes the case both for and against committing to God, recognising that God's divine character sets up an emotional rather than an intellectual barrier to commitment to worship.

Der goldene Kompass

Der goldene Kompass Author :
Release : 2008
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La Belle Sauvage

La Belle Sauvage Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2017-10-19
Publisher : Doubleday
ISBN : 9780385604413
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Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his d�mon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

The Secret Commonwealth

The Secret Commonwealth Author : Philip Pullman
Release : 2019-10-03
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ISBN : 9780241373347
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It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage- The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence. Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . . The second volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right. Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust. The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers.

Children's Literature in Context

Children's Literature in Context Author : Fiona McCulloch
Release : 2011-09-22
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 1441148183
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Children's Literature in Context is a clear, accessible and concise introduction to children's literature and its wider contexts. It begins by introducing key issues involved in the study of children's literature and its social, cultural and literary contexts. Close readings of commonly studied texts including Lewis Carroll's Alice books, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Harry Potter series and the His Dark Materials trilogy highlight major themes and ways of reading children's literature. A chapter on afterlives and adaptations explores a range of wider cultural texts including the film adaptations of Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass. The final section introduces key critical interpretations from different perspectives on issues including innocence, gender, fantasy, psychoanalysis and ideology. 'Review, Reading and Research' sections give suggestions for further reading, discussion and research. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying children's literature.

Dictionary of World Biography

Dictionary of World Biography Author : Barry Jones
Release : 2021-09-16
Publisher : ANU Press
ISBN : 1760464678
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Jones, Barry Owen (1932– ). Australian politician, writer and lawyer, born in Geelong. Educated at Melbourne University, he was a public servant, high school teacher, television and radio performer, university lecturer and lawyer before serving as a Labor MP in the Victorian Parliament 1972–77 and the Australian House of Representatives 1977–98. He took a leading role in reviving the Australian film industry, abolishing the death penalty in Australia, and was the first politician to raise public awareness of global warming, the ‘post-industrial’ society, the IT revolution, biotechnology, the rise of ‘the Third Age’ and the need to preserve Antarctica as a wilderness. In the Hawke Government, he was Minister for Science 1983–90, Prices and Consumer Affairs 1987, Small Business 1987–90 and Customs 1988–90. He became a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Paris 1991–95 and National President of the Australian Labor Party 1992–2000, 2005–06. He was Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Convention 1998. His books include Decades of Decision 1860– (1965), Joseph II (1968), Age of Apocalypse (1975), and he edited The Penalty is Death (1968). Sleepers, Wake!: Technology and the Future of Work was published by Oxford University Press in 1982, became a bestseller and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and braille. The fourth edition was published in 1995. Knowledge Courage Leadership, a collection of speeches and essays, appeared in 2016. He received a DSc for his services to science in 1988 and a DLitt in 1993 for his work on information theory. Elected FTSE (1992), FAHA (1993), FAA (1996) and FASSA (2003), he is the only person to have become a Fellow of four of Australia’s five learned Academies. Awarded an AO in 1993, named as one of Australia’s 100 ‘living national treasures’ in 1997, he was elected a Visiting Fellow Commoner of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1999. His autobiography, A Thinking Reed, was published in 2006 and The Shock of Recognition, about music and literature, in 2016. In 2014 he received an AC for services ‘as a leading intellectual in Australian public life’. What Is to Be Done was published by Scribe in 2020.

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction

Alternative Worlds in Fantasy Fiction Author : Peter Hunt
Release : 2005-08-15
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN : 0826477607
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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering the key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published, read and studied. This book provides an illuminating guide to literature that creates alternative worlds for young readers. Focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the book considers both the genre of ?alternative worlds? and the distinctiveness of these authors? texts, including Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass.

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman Author : Catherine Butler
Release : 2014-07-15
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN : 1137336781
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Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy is a worldwide classic of modern literature for both children and adults. Challenging in its intellectual scope, ambitious scale and range of literary reference, it is also hugely controversial due to its critique of organised religion. This collection of original essays by an international team of distinguished scholars assesses Pullman's achievement and introduces readers to some of the key debates surrounding His Dark Materials. Covering topics such as religion, gender, childhood and scientific enquiry, the volume also discusses the Hollywood film of the first book and features a new interview with Pullman himself.