HIS DARK MATERIALS. Comprising THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Three Volumes.
Price: $37.50 USD
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf.
Date Published: 1998-2000
Edition: Early American Editions
Condition: Very Good in Dust Jackets
Book Id: 309399
Early American Editions. Three Volumes. Octavo, original boards, dust jackets. 399 + 326 + 518 pp. Some stains to top page edges, otherwise a very good, bright set in dust jackets, that of the third volume being the cutaway jacket showing a scene on the pictorial front board of the book.
¶ An epic trilogy of fantasy novels, following the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes. The trilogy also alludes to ideas from physics, philosophy and theology. The work functions in part as a retelling and inversion of John Milton's epic Paradise Lost, with Pullman commending humanity for what Milton saw as its most tragic failing, original sin. The series has drawn criticism for its negative portrayal of Christianity and religion in general.