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Philip Pullman: A New Casebook

Butler, Catherine; Halsdorf, Tommy


Catherine Butler

Tommy Halsdorf


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.


Butler, C., & Halsdorf, T. (2014). Philip Pullman: A New Casebook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jul 25, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title New Casebooks
ISBN 9781137336798
Keywords Philip Pullman, fantasy literature, children's literature, young adult literature, literature, His Dark Materials
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