Count Karlstein

Count Karlstein The Novel

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Synopsis

Count Karlstein, or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman, was Philip Pullman's first novel for children, published by Chatto and Windus in 1982. It is a wonderful gothic melodrama which he first wrote as a play for school-children when he was an English teacher.

No one in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their home on All Souls Eve - the night Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman comes to claim his prey.

But the evil Count Karlstein has struck a terrible bargin with Zamiel, and so the lives of his young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte,are in danger. Their only hope lies with Hildi, a castle maidservant, and her fearless brother, Peter. Can they save the girls from their dreadful fate? Only one thing is certain - the Demon Huntsman will not return to his dark wood unsatisfied!

Book information

ISBN: 9780552557306
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint: Corgi Children's
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 196g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 19mm