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Pans Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun
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Guillermo Del Toro Cornelia Funke
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Pans Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

Guillermo Del Toro Cornelia Funke


9781526609571

Bloomsbury


Fantasy » Cultural & Period Fantasy;
Fantasy » Dark Fantasy / Grimdark;
Fantasy » Fairy Tale;
Fantasy » Magic;
Fantasy » Mythological Creatures, People & Places;
Fantasy » Fairies;
Media » Other Film, TV & Media;
Science Fiction » Military;
Fantasy » Monsters Fantasy;
Media » TV and Movie Adaptation


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320 pages

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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This enthralling novel, inspired by the 2006 film, illustrates that fantasy is the sharpest tool to explore the terrors and miracles of the human heart You shouldn't come in here. You could get lost. It has happened before. I'll tell you the story one day, if you want to hear it.

In fairy tales, there are men and there are wolves, there are beasts and dead parents, there are girls and forests.

Ofelia knows all this, like any young woman with a head full of stories. And she sees right away what the Capitan is, in his immaculate uniform, boots and gloves, smiling: a wolf.

But nothing can prepare her for the fevered reality of the Capitan's eerie house, in the midst of a dense forest which conceals many things: half-remembered stories of lost babies; renegade resistance fighters hiding from the army; a labyrinth; beasts and fairies.

There is no one to keep Ofelia safe as the labyrinth beckons her into her own story, where the monstrous and the human are inextricable, where myths pulse with living blood ...

By:   Guillermo Del Toro, Cornelia Funke
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   428g
ISBN:   9781526609571
ISBN 10:   1526609576
Series:   Pans Labyrinth
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cornelia Funke is an award-winning children's author. Her books have been translated from German into 35 different languages, and include Inkheart, Inkspell, Inkdeath, The Thief Lord, Dragonrider and the Reckless series. A film adaptation of The Thief Lord came out in 2006 and the Hollywood production of Inkheart was released in 2008. Cornelia lives in Malibu, California. Guillermo del Toro is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, and more mainstream American action films, such as Blade II, Hellboy and Pacific Rim. His 2017 film The Shape of Water won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018. Del Toro also received an Academy Award for Best Director, as well as the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics' Choice, and Directors Guild of America.


A work of consummate love and passion, one that needs to be revered for its unmistakable brilliance ... This novelisation not only lives up to impossibly high expectations but incredibly adds to the darkest of magical fairytales * Starburst * Charged with the monumental task of adapting an intricate film to the page, del Toro and Funke have avoided merely describing the film and instead have elegantly recrafted the narrative ... Dark and mesmerising * Kirkus Reviews, starred review * Funke maintains the tale's dark beauty, filling it with imaginative details, complex characters, love and history, as well as humanity's evils ... This book will creep into the minds and hearts of readers and linger there * Booklist * If this is magic realism, it is also the work of a real magician ... What makes it art, is that it balances its own magical thinking with the knowledge that not everyone lives happily ever after * New York Times, Critic's Pick * To hail Pan's Labyrinth for its visionary ravishments is hardly to do it justice. You leave del Toro's one-of-a-kind film feeling you've never seen the world before, not like this, not with such aching beauty and terror * Rolling Stone *

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