His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

The story involves fantasy elements such as witches and armoured polar bears, and alludes to a broad range of ideas from fields such as physics, philosophy, theology and spirituality. It follows the coming-of-age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes against a backdrop of epic events.

The 411th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 34th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  2. - 40th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 44th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - 79th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  6. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  7. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass Hardcover 17140 $19.95 $10.44 2011
His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2) Paperback 18202 $3.95 $0.99 2001
His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Book 3) Paperback 11548 $3.95 $1.03 2003
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) Paperback 7198 $2.32 $1.25 2001
His Dark Materials 3-Book Paperback Boxed Set Paperback 2140 $17.35 $13.07 2003
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) [Audiobook, Unabridged] Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition Audio CD 762824 $64.12 $28.73
Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel: Volume One (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman (2015-09-24) Paperback 580166 $60.48 $57.87
La brújula dorada [The Golden Compass]: La materia oscura, libro 1 [Dark Matter, Book 1] Audible Audiobook 39009 $26.21 2020
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) Publisher: Yearling Paperback 197135 $7.71 $1.17
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials (Pb)) Hardcover 1572067 $9.39 $3.37 2003
The Subtle Knife Sequel to the Golden Compass Paperback 934959 $8.00 $2.90
The Golden Compass Mass Market Paperback 1124210 $2.95
The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Volume 2 Audible Audiobook 598 $36.75 2019
His Dark Materials Unknown Binding 2214781 $32.25 $30.00 2002
The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3 Audible Audio Edition 1989 $32.95 2003
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (His Dark Materials) Paperback 708745 $8.99 2015
Lyra's Oxford Hardcover 370233 $5.99 $0.01
Lyra's Oxford Audio CD 1989981 $4.45 $0.47
Amber Spyglass Adult Edition Wbn Cover (His Dark Materials) Paperback 1331545 $7.95 $8.83 2011
His Dark Materials : Northern Lights (The Golden Compass) & The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass Paperback 1015706 $0.01
Once Upon a Time in the North Audio CD 1635339 $7.50 $3.73
Once Upon a Time in the North Hardcover 3047049 $9.01 $1.98
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2) Paperback 1377752 $0.01 $0.01 2002
Once Upon a Time in the North (His Dark Materials) Audio CD 1685527 $38.23 $4.98 2008
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) Hardcover 6376191 $100.99 2011
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials Kindle Edition 9062 $4.80 2001
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials Mass Market Paperback 64492 $1.98 $0.01 2003
His Dark Materials, Book I: The Golden Compass Audio CD 303904 $15.45 $0.68 2004
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) Paperback 349456 $1.69 $0.01 2002
His Dark Materials Omnibus Kindle Edition 10872 $15.09 2012
His Dark Materials (Laurel-Leaf) Mass Market Paperback 89050 $10.58 $0.01 2003
His Dark Materials Trilogy (His Dark Materials) Audio CD 4931030 $185.42 2003
The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Kindle Edition 23295 $5.99 2001
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) Audio CD 437681 $25.55 $9.97 2001
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) Paperback 1092282 $0.85 $0.01 2002
The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Kindle Edition 13786 $5.98 2001
The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Mass Market Paperback 108645 $1.17 $0.01 2003
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2) Audio CD 277911 $18.89 $8.22 2004
THE SUBTLE KNIFE [HIS DARK MATERIALS BOOK 2] BY PHILIP PULLMAN Hardcover 934384 $6.00 $0.49 1996
His Dark Materials (Nick Hern Books) Paperback 2730842 $11.47 $10.96 2005
Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials Kindle Edition 146591 $5.98 2009
The Golden Compass, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 1)(Rough-cut) Hardcover 521022 $11.82 $0.01 2006
Subtle Knife Adult Edition Wbn Cover (His Dark Materials) Paperback 1833025 $6.64 $3.84 2011
Lyra's Oxford Paperback 341522 $1.79 $0.01 2007
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Audible Audio Edition 519 $23.95 2003
His Dark Materials Trilogy Audio CD 595146 $26.22 $25.51 2003
The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Mass Market Paperback 176367 $1.70 $0.01 2003
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) Mass Market Paperback 2294174 $0.01 $0.01 2001
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 2 (His Dark Materials) Hardcover 749396 $11.96 2016
The Subtle Knife, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 2)(Rough-cut) Hardcover 715762 $39.87 $0.01 2007
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book 3) Hardcover 320659 $2.35 $0.01 2000
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition (His Dark Materials) Hardcover 786189 $21.99 2017
His Dark Materials: New Edition (Nick Hern Books) Paperback 491520 $6.00 $4.95 2005
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book 2) Hardcover 192830 $5.00 $0.01 1997
The Collectors Audible Audio Edition 7378 $2.58 2014
Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials Paperback 319823 $7.99 2017
Lyra's Oxford Audible Audio Edition 53161 $9.95 2004
His Dark Materials Paperback 2218517 $25.99 $0.01 2004
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Paperback 376146 $5.88 $2.49
His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) Paperback 211060 $17.47 $0.49 2007
The Book of Dust, Volume 1 Audible Audio Edition 3448 $33.69 2017
Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials Hardcover 468803 $65.52 $17.43 2008
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials) Hardcover 89267 $9.20 $2.00 1996
His Dark Materials Omnibus Paperback 1149590 $25.28 $4.08 2007
Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials Paperback 125845 $7.99 2017