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Golden Compass (Audio Book on CD) CD3169W

Golden Compass (Audio Book on CD)

by Philip Pullman | Audio Book - CD | SKU CD3169W
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The questions, discussion topics, and author information that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of The Golden Compass . We hope that this guide will help you to navigate - alongside the story's young protagonist, Lyra Belacqua - Philip Pullman's richly imagined universe, populated by armored bears, gyptians, witches, and human beings, whose dæmons are never far from their side. Dæmons are one of the most striking, charming, and powerful images in The Golden Compass . These spirit-creatures, which seem like physical representations of the human soul, can change form to reflect the myriad of emotional states their humans go through as children. But in adulthood, each dæmon settles into the animal form that best reflects the inner nature of its human counterpart. It is in this unusual and imaginative creation that Pullman turns his sharpest mirror back onto his readers, helping us to imagine our own souls as precious, living extensions of ourselves that we can love, challenge, or even betray. The Golden Compass is a complex story that turns on a simple word: "Dust." This Dust does not gather in the unswept corners of Jordan College, Lyra's Oxford home. Rather, this Dust seems to reveal - or perhaps contain - the thing that makes each human being a unique creature. The concept of Dust provokes fear in some; others realize that mastery over Dust could be the source of great power. Although she does not quite realize it, Lyra - along with her dæmon Pantalaimon - finds her life inextricably entangled with the exploration of Dust. And as her understanding of Dust and her mastery over a mysterious tool called the alethiometer increases, the dangerous journey that she seems destined to make takes some astounding twists and turns.

Product Information

  • ISBN100807204714
  • ISBN139780807204719
  • PublisherRandom House Audio Publishing Group
  • AuthorPhilip Pullman
  • Year Published2004
  • Grade Level5 - 12
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
    Fantasy
  • Type of BookFiction
  • Running Time649 minutes
  • Disc Count9
  • Read ByPhilip Pullman; Full Cast Production Staff

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