Once Upon a Time in the North/Lyra's Oxford

Once Upon a Time in the North/Lyra's Oxford

Philip Pullman / Aug 22, 2019

Once Upon a Time in the North Lyra s Oxford this is signed and numbered limited edition

  • Title: Once Upon a Time in the North/Lyra's Oxford
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • ISBN: 9780385618168
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • this is signed and numbered limited edition

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        In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories Pullman has received many awards for his literature, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for exceptional children s literature in 1996, and the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2006 He is most famous for his His Dark Materials trilogy, a series of young adult fantasy novels which feature freethought themes The novels cast organized religion as the series villain Pullman told The New York Times in 2000 When you look at what C.S Lewis is saying, his message is so anti life, so cruel, so unjust The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt At one point, the old professor says, It s all in Plato meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second rate copy of something much better I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife He argues for a republic of heaven here on Earth.In 2007, the first novel of the His Dark Materials trilogy was adopted into the motion picture The Golden Compass by New Line Cinema Many churches and Christian organizations, including the Catholic League, called for a boycott of the film due to the books atheist themes While the film was successful in Europe and moderately received in the United States, the other two books in the trilogy were not be adapted into film, possibly due to pressure from the Catholic Church When questioned about the anti church views in His Dark Materials, Pullman explains in an interview for Third Way UK It comes from history It comes from the record of the Inquisition, persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff and it comes from the other side, too, from the Protestants burning the Catholics It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women, and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don t accept him Wherever you look in history, you find that It s still going on Feb 2002 Pullman has received many threats by ardent believers over his choice of subject matter.More ffrf news day dayitems itenpedia wiki Philip_Prandomhouse features p.on Philip Pullman db name nm1099514


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    1. I'm currently re-reading Northern Lights, the first in the His Dark Materials trilogy. Not too long ago I also found out about the two companion books and this is the first.This little cloth-bound beauty tells the story of Lee Scoresby, the hot-air balloonist that helps Lyra in the first volume, and how he became friends (the best of friends in fact) with Iorek Byrnison, the panserbjørn. It tells of old rivalries and a conspiracy that Lee has to fight and although we already know the ending to [...]


    2. It's been ages since I reread His Dark Materials, so I don't have a clear image of Lee Scoresby in my head - and I don't remember his, surprisingly kickass, daemon Hester at all. I'm ashamed of this, she is an energetic, cussing delight.I do remember being incredibly intrigued by Iorek and the whole idea of armored bears, and of course, I think we all wondered how on earth those two ended up as friends. This story does it justice, I think. It's very short, but it tells a fulfilling and engaging [...]


    3. Lee Scoresby is my favourite character in the His Dark Materials series, so it was great to discover that he was the central character of one of the books. With adventure, fantastic travels and unpredictable magic, this book is one of the best fantasy novels I've ever read.


    4. So that's it. I've read every bit of writing that exists in Philip Pullman'sHis Dark Materials series. It's a sad day for me. I loved the whole thing, and I wish there was more to it. I've seen the movie (regrettably), read the original three books, and now these two side-stories. I cannot recommend the series highly enough. To me it's superior to Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Narnia, ect. The whole concept of this universe fascinates me. Books like these are why I fell in love with reading. [...]



    5. It seemed illogical not to read this small volume after having consumed everything related to His Dark Materials, and once again I was charmed. These novellas from Pullman are so compelling, pulling you back into this huge and complex world. Add to this that Lee Scoresby and his daemon Hester have always been favourites of mine, and it’s a winner :O)The extra material at the end gives another layer to the story, connecting Lyra to this narrative and offering some details of her life since the [...]


    6. "Nice piece of oratorical flamboyancy." (--Hester)This book was a gift. I *love* the size and shape of it, its compactness, the cloth cover, the way it fits so perfectly with its companion book, Lyra's Oxford, which I perversely keep with my guidebooks rather than my other Pullman novels.I am almost certain I would have liked the actual text better had I not been consumed with jealousy over the presentation. The story is less than 100 small pages long, directed at no obviously definable reader o [...]


    7. Another lovely little companion book! Unlike Lyra's Oxford, this story seems to be aimed at adults. It's gorgeously written as all of the His Dark Materials works are. It's a great story about a young Lee Scoresby and how he came to meet Iorek. I love them so much and the little extras this book gives are delightful. <3


    8. Ah so many distractions - especially when really I should be getting on with reading books I set out to read, but I guess when books like Once Upon A Time in the North come along you can sort of forgive me. This is another short special set in the world of His Dark Materials. This time it introduces us to Lee Scoresby and how he started on the path that would eventually lead him to Lyra. The story is short not reaching 100 pages however it does set the tone for what is to follow. He is a man on [...]


    9. This short, little tale is a prequel to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, set decades before the events in Northern Lights. Here we meet Lee Scorsesby and the armored bear Iorek Byrninson, and learn how they came to know each other.Once Upon a Time in the North is a lovely story, and the title suggests a homage to Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time in the West. But the influence does not end there. Pullman's writing is fantastic and he conveys the steampunk atmosphere of a small port town perfec [...]


    10. A novella that introduces the characters used in the series. This makes me want to read the rest of the series. I hadn't realized it would be so interesting.


    11. 3.5NO LEER ANTES DEL LIBRO #2Una aventura de Lee Scoresby de jovencito, en la época en que recién comenzaba sus andanzas como aeronautay aún no sabía aterrizar el globo. Tiene su primer encuentro con Iorek, –aunque realmente interactúan bastante poco– y vemos un poco más su personalidad de aventurero temerario, siempre cerca de la quiebra y desoyendo los buenos consejos de su daemon. Ahora lo vi como una una mezcla de Cowboy con Indiana Jones y un extra de embaucador, pero un embaucado [...]



    12. Do yourself a favor, and read this quick little story.A fantastic little read in a very well presented format. Pullman has a command of language not to be missed. In this little tale we get a beguiling introduction to Lee Scoresby and his dæmon Hester, and who doesn't love Lee and Hester--a wry Texan with a heart of gold and his delightfully sarcastic companion.A sample-- after crash-landing his newly acquired air ballon:The pilot gingerly untangled his fingers from the rope he'd been holding o [...]


    13. Short and sweet. It was nice to read about Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison again. This time around, Scoresby seemed a bit brash and more quick-witted than I remembered but he was 30 something years younger so that might have something to do with it. I’m sure everyone’s main complaint will be that the book is too short (and I admit I was hit with a ting of dread around page 50 knowing that I was already closer to the ending than the beginning). However; just like Lyra’s Oxford, Scoresby’s [...]


    14. Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman: It's been some time since Philip Pullman has published anything set in the world of His Dark Materials; the last offering was a very short story called Lyra's Oxford. In Once Upon a Time in the North, Pullman returns with an original tale about Lee Scoresby the aeronaut, weighing in at just under a hundred pages - and while fans would wish for three times as much, it's certainly much better than nothing.In a poker game in his native Texas, twenty- [...]


    15. An elegantly imagined Western tale, even though it is set in the far North, when a very young Lee Scoresby and the bear Iorek Byrnison meet and find they are on the same side. It unfolds like a movie, in grey and blue and ice tones instead of dust and dun and gold, but the pacing, spirit, and tone conjure up every great cowboy movie you have ever seen.A coda offers a tantalizing glimpse into Lyra's life as a graduate student.


    16. A nice arctic Western. I'm totally down with authors of popular series publishing little related books like this, when they're such good stories.


    17. A Texas cowboy. A gas balloon. A settlement by the Barents Sea. A polar bear. Local politics. Dirty secrets. And Action! Philip Pullman's fantasy of derring-do near the Arctic Circle paints a vivid picture that reads like a film script synopsis as well as playing in the mind's eye like a graphic novel. Set some 35 years before the events in the His Dark Materials trilogy Once Upon a Time in the North directly references a Sergio Leone spaghetti western in its title; like Once Upon a Time i [...]



    18. 3.5 starsNow I'm excited to dive into the His Dark Materials trilogy, hopefully in a couple months. I'll most likely have to give this another listen once I've finished the trilogy, to get the full effect of it being a prequel, but for what it was this time around I really liked it. I'm not especially familiar with Pullman's work -- the most I remember is that a film adaptation (if you could call it that, from what I heard from enthusiasts the movie was crap) was released a few years back with N [...]


    19. November re-read: A re-read already?! Yes. I have a physical copy now so I gave the story another go. I had a much better handle on the political situation going on this time around. This is still very short and something I'd recommend buying at a discount - I do think it belongs in a collection with Lyra's Oxford and any other tidbits Pullman cares to put out. But this at least adds something to Lee's background, character and history with Iorek (I know how to spell it now!). If you had to pick [...]


    20. I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as Lyra’s Oxford but I’m chalking that up to a lack of Lyra! Otherwise it was a lovely story, that basically morphed into a fantasy Western and it was a wonderful read



    21. This was a fun, quick little visit to Pullman’s “Dark Materials” universe. I enjoyed it so much I’m thinking of revisiting the original trilogy then reading the newer Dust novel.


    22. the north of the his dark materials series is one of my favourite fictional landscapes. i’ve missed lee scoresby so much!! and hester!! and iorek!i loved this so much because i feel like it really gave insight into lee's character in a way that you couldn't see as well from lyra's perspective. ALSO(view spoiler)[ "he'd learnt his lesson; he looked after it well for the rest of his life, and thirty-five years later, the Winchester was in his hands when he died" .why would you do this to me???al [...]


    23. His Dark Materials is one of my top two or three fantasy series of all time so when I stumbled across this (a prequel novella to His Dark Materials) I grabbed it quickly.It's a 100 page story with Lee Scoresby as the main character with some polar bears tossed in for fun. It was enjoyable but nothing memorable - I would recommend it. There was not a lot of world building and I think a lot would be lost if you hadn't read His Dark Materials first. Still, a good read which I'm happy I came across. [...]


    24. I cannot quite figure out who would enjoy this volume: for those who have never read the His Dark Materials Trilogy, daemons and the world around them might be too odd, without explanation at all. I like the "western-gunslinger" flavor but don't see how that can hold the interest of most young readers. Then, it is not enough, not meaty enough, not enough Iorek, at least, for a fan like me. I wanted to know MORE about their past and their earlier personalities and hardship/happiness -- this does [...]


    25. 3.5This story is more developped than Lyra's Oxford, it has the feel of a western (hence the title, I suppose) but in the North, with polar bears and boats and a hot air balloonWhy not!It's great to follow a younger Lee and his encounter with Iorek, and there are some nice additions of the kind there is in Lyra's Oxford. At the end, especially, we learn what Lyra is up to in her studies, it was a nice way to end the book :)


    26. I've always loved Lyra Belacqua's world. Of the whole series, it was my favorite. So to get just a little more of it is great.Lee is such a wonderful character, he is so entertaining and I understand how he can get into the messes he does. Plus Iorek, I love Iorek.---- Update 12/5/17 ----I still truly enjoy this story. Lee and Iorek are a set of characters that have continued to stand out to me, all these years later.


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