A chilling Gothic tale with a revealing glimpse of the iconic Mrs. Coulter--one of Philip Pullman's most enigmatic characters. This companion story to His Dark Materials is now in print for the first time in a beautiful gift edition.
In this darkly delicious tale, internationally acclaimed author Philip Pullman invites readers to meet the mysterious girl who will one day become the sinister Mrs. Coulter.
On a cold winter's night, two art collectors are settled before a fire in the senior common room of a college in Oxford, discussing two new unusual pieces--a portrait of a striking young woman and a bronze sculpture of a fearsome monkey. How could they imagine that they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story that has traveled across time and worlds. . . .
Watch the HBO adaptation of His Dark Materials, an original series starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dafne Keen, Andrew Scott, and Ruth Wilson!
About the Author
PHILIP PULLMAN is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been named one of the top 100 books of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly.
The Book of Dust, Pullman's eagerly anticipated return to the world of His Dark Materials, will also be a book in three parts. It began with La Belle Sauvage and continues with The Secret Commonwealth.
Pullman was knighted for his services to literature in the 2019 New Year Honours. He lives in Oxford, England.
Tom Duxbury grew up in Yorkshire and studied illustration at the University of Brighton.
"This elegant edition, with black-and-white linocut illustrations by Tom Duxbury, marks the print debut of Philip Pullman's gothic novella, which is about "the girl who will become the dangerous Mrs. Coulter" in His Dark Materials." —New York Times
"Readers will be left with a renewed appreciation for one of our most sublime storytellers." —Wall Street Journal
"The slow burn from curious mystery, to the increasingly darker and ultimately horrific ending, is the classic stuff of late night gothic. With Tom Duxbury’s lovely spare illustrations on nearly every page, The Collectors is a gorgeous visit to a much-loved literary landscape. It’s a quick read, but one to be savored, and certainly a treat worth indulging." —Locus