Over Sea, Under Stone (and) The Dark Is Rising (and) Greenwitch (and) The Grey King (and) Silver On The Tree.

By: Cooper, Susan

Price: £125.00

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Grading: Fine copies in a fine dustjackets (as new).


All five novels in The Dark Is Rising fantasy series, first published in 1965, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1977 respectively. All five were reissued in a uniform edition in 1984.

''UK-born writer, in the USA from 1963, who began publishing with Mandrake (1964), an sf novel. Soon after, she began to publish her most important work to date, the Dark is Rising sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone (1965 UK), The Dark is Rising (1973), Greenwitch (1974), The Grey King (1975) and Silver on the Tree (1977). Only slowly is the reader brought into the full compass of the tale, in which underlier figures from the Arthurian saga gradually unveil themselves: kindly old Great-Uncle Merriman Lyon turns into Merlin, one of the Old Ones or Secret Masters, a group of quasi-human beings which exist in a flexible relationship to time and have long acted as guardians and mentors in the great conflict between Light (whose knights they are, and which represents the civilizing force of the Arthurian idea) and the Dark (which is a kind of personalized entropy, a sickening impulse towards the thinning of the world into Chaos). The overall tale evolves - not without occasional narrative confusion when time paradoxes and puzzles must be confronted - towards a guardedly affirmative climax in which it seems that the various young protagonists plus Bran Davies (King Arthur's son) may succeed in staving off entropy and totalitarianism'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

Title: Over Sea, Under Stone (and) The Dark Is Rising (and) Greenwitch (and) The Grey King (and) Silver On The Tree.

Author Name: Cooper, Susan

Categories: Other,

Edition: Reprints.

Publisher: The Bodley Head: London.: 1984.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copies in a fine dustjackets (as new).

Seller ID: 48178