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This book shows how the fantasy tradition culminating in Pullman's His Dark Materials inherits the Romantic quest to transpose spiritual and moral values, once the prerogrative of organized religion, into new myths. Wary both of escapist fantasy and 'grand narratives', it explores how stories can generate a new vision.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230005051
ISBN-10: 0230005055
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 225
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - William Gray

WILLIAM GRAY is Professor of Literary History and Hermeneutics, and Director of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy at the University of Chichester, UK.

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