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BookMarks: Helen Macdonald on "The Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper

Cooper's highly acclaimed series—Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; and Silver on the Tree—is now available in its.

Re-reading Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising

The sequence captured the imagination of a generation of children, now aged fifty-something, but the books were by no means universally known: barely any of my friends knew about them. In The Dark Is Rising , the protagonist Will is about to turn eleven two years older than I was when the book came out but he reads as a teenager, with considerable agency and self-awareness that the plot explains by his special status as a supernaturally-endowed being basically, a young but ageless wizard. The ages of the child characters in the three successive novels also feel far older than they actually are, and a hint of pubertal awareness shimmers underneath some of their relationships in the last novel, Silver on the Tree Even though Cooper was consciously writing four of her novels for young people of the s, feminist consciousness-raising is not a part of her project, which feels odd for novels written during second-wave feminist politics. She does occasionally have agency, she has a pivotal plot role in Greenwitch , and she does spot clues and solve puzzles almost as often as the boys. But the way she operates as a character in the plot is traditionally gendered: concern, feeding her brothers, and screaming, whereas they run, act, shout, explore.

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You currently have JavaScript disabled in your web browser, please enable JavaScript to view our website as intended. Here are the instructions of how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Publisher: Red Fox. It is Midwinter's Eve, the night before Will's eleventh birthday. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. Will is about to make a shocking discovery - that he is the last person to be born with the power of the Old Ones, and as a guardian of the Light he must begin a dangerous journey to vanquish the terrifyingly evil magic of the Dark. This is probably one of the greatest fantasy sequences ever written.

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  3. Maslin D. says:

    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 to Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree. 7 Locations; 8 Critical.

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    Re-reading Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising – Kate Macdonald

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