London: Scholastic, 1995
8vo, first edition, original purple cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket, extremities slightly bumped, minor creases to dust-jacket
The first book in Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy which centres on Lyra, an adolescent Oxford girl in this alternative universe, whose courage and abilities are going to be central to the future of mankind, as she opposes the forces of reaction and the Church.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year and the Guardian Children’s Book of the Year (jointly) in 1996. Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award in 1995. Winner of the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2006. A feature film adaptation of the novel, The Golden Compass adapted and directed by Chris Weitz and starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Ian McKellan, Sam Elliott and Christopher Lee was released in 2007 along with a video game.
Annotated on 48 pages. Approximately 200 words.