THE DARK IS RISING: 5-Volume Leather-Bound Set By Easton PressThe Dark Is Rising personally signed by Susan Cooper
Norwalk: Easton Press, 2011. Susan Cooper "The Dark Is Rising" This is the 5-volume hardcover leather bound complete set. Black leather blocked in blue and gilt; all edges gilt; moiré silk endpapers; ribbon bookmarks. A very fine new set still in publisher's shrink-wrap without any flaws.. Volume 2 is signed by the author. Each volume is leather-bound, accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges and comes with an attached silk ribbon page marker.
This is Susan Cooper's masterful fantasy set in England and Wales, incorporating English and Welsh Arthurian and folk hero traditions. The second volume is a Newberry Honor, and the 4th is a Newberry Medal. The entire Sequence won the Margaret A. Edwards ALA Award in 2012.
This set includes the following five novels:
- The Dark is Rising — personally signed by Susan Cooper wit Certificate of Authenticity (COA)
- Over Sea, Under Stone
- The Grey King
- Silver on the Tree
ABOUT THE DARK IS RISING
The Dark Is Rising is a series of five contemporary fantasy novels for older children and young adults that was written by the British author Susan Cooper and published 1965 to 1977. The Dark Is Rising, the second novel in the series, was published in 1973.
The series is sometimes called The Dark Is Rising Sequence, which is the title of its UK omnibus edition (first 1984) and its US boxed set edition (first 1986). It depicts a struggle between forces of good and evil called the Light and the Dark and is based on Arthurian legends, Celtic mythology, Norse mythology and English Folklore. Both magical and ordinary children are prominent throughout the series. It was inaugurated in 1965 with the U.K. publication of Over Sea, Under Stone by Jonathan Cape. The sequels were published 1973 to 1977, almost simultaneously in the U.K. and the U.S. Volume four, The Grey King (1975), won both the Newbery Medal, recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children", and the inaugural Welsh Tir na n-Og Award for English-language books with Welsh background. The concluding Silver on the Tree (1977) also won the annual Tir na n-Og Award.
The novel The Dark Is Rising features Will Stanton, age 11,[b] who learns on that birthday that he is an "Old One" and thus destined to wield the powers of The Light in the ancient struggle with The Dark. In the U.S. it was a Newbery Honor Book (runner up for the medal). Its 2007 film adaptation, titled The Seeker in America and The Dark Is Rising in Britain, made significant plot and character divergences from the book.
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About The Author
Susan Mary Cooper (born 23 May 1935) is an English author of children's books. She is best known for The Dark Is Rising, a contemporary fantasy series set in England and Wales, which incorporates British mythology, such as the Arthurian legends, and Welsh folk heroes. For that work, in 2012 she won the lifetime Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association, recognizing her contribution to writing for teens. In the 1970s two of the five novels were named the year's best English-language book with an "authentic Welsh background" by the Welsh Books Council.
- Easton Press (2011)
- Signed Limited Edition w/COA
- Full Genuine Leather
- see description for details
- Each volume 9" x 6" x 1.5"
- Signature Authenticity:
- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. The Dark Is Rising has been personally signed by the author Susan Cooper. The autograph is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen.