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Book Information: Golden Compass, the

Golden Compass, the (1995) [Novel]
by Philip Pullman Rating: Weighted - 8.0 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (166 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: His Dark Materials
Part: 1

Summary :

Lyra and her daemon are eavesdropping when they uncover a plot to murder Lord Asriel. He has returned from the far North where he tells of strange sights-a beautiful city hovering in the sky above the pole, a shimmering Dust that settles on and delineates all but human children. Lyra is scarcely able to save his life before Lord Asriel is off again, on a quest to answer the riddle of the world. Meanwhile, children are disappearing, and when Lyra's dearest friend is taken by the Gobblers, she determines to save him-a decision which leads her on a great journey, a journey that will lead to the discovery of her mother, a disastrous betrayal and the beginning of the unravelling of the mystery of Dust.

Original title: His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights (UK)
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyAlternate and Parallel Worlds
FictionChildren & Young AdultFantasy

Edition #1: The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "This first fantastic installment propels readers along with horror and high adventure. ...A shattering tale that begins with a promise and delivers an entire universe." Kirkus Reviews
  • "A totally involving, intricately plotted fantasy that will leave readers clamoring or the sequels." Booklist
  • "This is one of those books which one can hardly bear to close... astonishingly gripping and convincing" Lindsey Fraser, Scotsman
  • "Rarely if ever have readers been offered such a casket of wonders" Independent
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Manifested in:

Northern Lights (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0590660543
Dimensions: x x in
Pages: 399

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The Golden Compass (1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: United States
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345413350
Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.1 x 1 in
Pages: 351

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