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The Amber Spyglass- Philip Pullman - AudioBook CD NEW (His Dark Materials Book III)

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The Amber Spyglass Part III of His Dark Materials Trilogy

the 2nd sequel to The Golden Compass - by Philip Pullman

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The Amber Spyglass Part III of His Dark Materials Trilogy - by Philip Pullman

Brand New 12 CDs 14.9 Hours - Performed by the Author along with a full cast

The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final amount of His Dark Materials as the many effective of the trilogy.

Along with all the return of Lyra and different familiar characters within the initially 2 books come a host of brand-new characters: the Mulefa, mysterious wheeled creatures with all the force to find Dust; Gallivespian Lord Roke, a hand-high spymaster to Lord Asriel; and Metatron, a fierce and mighty angel. So too come startling revelations: the painful cost Lyra should pay to walk through the land of the dead, the haunting energy of Dr. Malone's amber spyglass, and the names of who usually reside - and who might die - for love. And all of the while, war rages with all the Kingdom of Heaven, a brutal battle that - in its shocking result - can find the secret of Dust.

Philip Pullman deftly brings the cliffhangers and mysteries of His Dark Materials to an earth-shattering conclusion and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic.


 About the Author Philip PullmanPhilip Pullman CBE (born October 19, 1946) is an English author. He is the best-selling writer of His Dark Materials, a trilogy of fantasy novels, along with a amount of additional books.

 Biography

Pullman was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England, to RAF pilot Alfred Outram and Audrey Evelyn Merrifield. The family travelled with his father's job, including to Southern Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe), where he invested time at school. His dad was killed in a airplane crash in 1953 when Pullman was 7. His mom remarried and with a move to Australia came Pullman's discovery of comic books including Superman and Batman, a medium which he continues to espouse. From 1957 he was educated at Ysgol Ardudwy school in Harlech, Gwynedd and invested time in Norfolk with his grandfather, a clergyman. Around this time Pullman noticed John Milton's Paradise Lost, which would become a main influence for His Dark Materials.

From 1963 Pullman attended Exeter College, Oxford, getting a Third class BA in 1968, in an interview with all the Oxford Student he reported that "he didn't love the English course" and that "I thought I was doing very perfectly until I came out with my 3rd class degree and then I realised that I wasn’t — it was the year they stopped offering 4th class degrees otherwise I’d have 1 of those". He noticed William Blake's illustrations around 1970, which would furthermore later influence him greatly

Pullman wedded Judith Speller in 1970 and started training youngsters and composing school plays. His initially published function was The Haunted Storm, which joint-won the New English Library's Young Writer's Award in 1972. He nevertheless refuses to discuss it. Galatea, an adult fantasy-fiction novel, followed in 1978, but it was his school plays which inspired his initial children's book, Count Karlstein, in 1982. He stopped training around the publication of The Ruby in the Smoke (1986), his 2nd children's book, whose Victorian setting is indicative of Pullman's interest in that era.

Pullman taught part-time at Westminster College, Oxford between 1988 and 1996, continuing to write children's stories. He started His Dark Materials about 1993. Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in the US) was published in 1996 and won the Carnegie Medal, the most prestigious British children's fiction awards, and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

Pullman has been composing full-time since 1996, but continues to deliver talks and writes sometimes for The Guardian. He was granted a CBE in the New Year's Honours list in 2004. Pullman equally started lecturing at a seminar in English at his alma mater, Exeter College, Oxford, in 2004. He is currently functioning on The Book of Dust, a sequel to his completed His Dark Materials trilogy.

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials consists of Northern Lights (titled The Golden Compass in North America), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass (see furthermore a brief companion piece, Lyra's Oxford, containing products of interest along with a brief story, plus the yet-unpublished prequel, The Book of Dust ).

The initial amount of the trilogy, Northern Lights, won the Carnegie Medal for children's fiction in the UK in 1995. The Amber Spyglass, the last amount, was granted both 2001 Whitbread Prize for ideal children's book and the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in January 2002, the initially children's book to get that honor. The trilogy won favored acclaim in late 2003, taking 3rd region in the BBC's Big Read poll.

In 2005 Pullman was announced as joint winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature.

 Philosophical and religious perspective

Pullman is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society.

The His Dark Materials books have been at the heart of controversy, incredibly with certain Christian groups. Some, including Peter Hitchens, claim that he actively pursues an anti-Christian agenda. Proponents of the view quote the important articles he has created regarding C. S. Lewis' series The Chronicles of Narnia (which Pullman denounces as religious propaganda), and the normally bad portrayal of the "Church" in His Dark Materials.

The 2 series have some resemblance. Both feature kids facing adult moral options, chatting animals, religious allegories, parallel worlds, and concern the best fate of those worlds. The initially published Narnia book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, starts with a young girl hiding in a wardrobe, as does the initially His Dark Materials book, Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in North America).

Some, including Hitchens again, have watched the His Dark Materials series as a direct rebuttal of C. S. Lewis's series.Pullman has moreover criticised the means Lewis excludes the character Susan within the final 'heaven' scenes in The Last Battle, suggesting she is refused for her growing worldliness. Lewis devotees argue that Pullman has read too deeply into this; Lewis created no statement about Susan's ultimate destiny, and not excluded the possibility of her rejoining her neighbors in paradise later, as they are dead and she continues to be alive.

But, Pullman has found help from additional Christians, many notably Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury. These groups and people point out that Pullman's attacks are focused found on the constraints of dogmatism and the utilization of religion to oppress, not on Christianity itself. Dr. Williams has gone thus far as to propose that His Dark Materials be taught as piece of religious knowledge in universities. Moreover, even authors of functions focused on important appraisals of religious themes in his writing have described Pullman as a friendly and good debating partner.

Screen adaptations

* A movie adaptation of The Butterfly Tattoo  is set to movie in 2007. It is a Philip Pullman supported project to let young artists a chance to receive movie industry experience.
* A co-produced BBC and WGBH Boston tv adaptation of The Ruby in the Smoke, starring Billie Piper and Julie Walters, was screened in the UK on BBC One on 27 December 2006 and premiered on PBS Masterpiece Theatre in America on February 4, 2007. The BBC and WGBH have plans to adjust the different 3 Sally Lockhart novels, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well, and The Tin Princess, for tv.
* A movie adaptation, titled His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, is to be introduced in December 2007 by New Line Cinema, starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Dakota Blue Richards.

Bibliography

Non-series books

* 1972 The Haunted Storm
* 1976 Galatea
* 1982 Count Karlstein
* 1987 How to be Cool
* 1989 Spring-Heeled Jack
* 1990 The Broken Bridge
* 1992 The White Mercedes
* 1993 The Wonderful Story of Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
* 1995 Clockwork, or, All Wound Up
* 1995 The Firework-Maker's Daughter
* 1998 Mossycoat
* 1998 The Butterfly Tattoo (re-issue of The White Mercedes)
* 1999 I was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers
* 2000 Puss in Boots: The Adventures of That Many Enterprising Feline
* 2004 The Scarecrow and his Servant

The New-Cut Gang

* 1994 Thunderbolt's Waxwork
* 1995 The Gasfitter's Ball

Sally Lockhart

* 1985 The Ruby in the Smoke
* 1986 The Shadow in the North (initially published as The Shadow in the Plate)
* 1990 The Tiger in the Well
* 1994 The Tin Princess

His Dark Materials

* 1995 Northern Lights, retitled The Golden Compass in the US
* 1997 The Subtle Knife
* 2000 The Amber Spyglass

Companion Books

* 2003 Lyra's Oxford
* 2009(According to Pullman himself, Although this may change) The Book of Dust (not yet published)

Plays

* 1990 Frankenstein
* 1992 Sherlock Holmes and the Limehouse Horror (from Wikipedia)

 

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