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y Sabriel single work   novel   young adult   fantasy  
Is part of The Old Kingdom Garth Nix 1995- series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

Notes

  • Dedication: To my family and friends
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, braille and large print.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Japanese and Chinese translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      HarperCollins , 1995 .
      Extent: xi, 292p.p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0060273224, 0060273232
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      HarperTrophy , 1996 .
      Extent: 491p.
      ISBN: 0064471837 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      HarperCollins , 1996 .
      5435829993790250686.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 292p.
      ISBN: 0060273224
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2001 .
      Extent: 288p.
      Edition info: New Australian ed.
      Description: map.
      ISBN: 1865080403
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Collins , 2002 .
      Extent: 368p.
      ISBN: 0007137303
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2003 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 416p.
      ISBN: 1741140404
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Collins , 2003 .
      Extent: 366p.
      ISBN: 0007137311 (pbk.)
      • Publisher: EOS
      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      EOS , 2004 .
      Extent: 311p.
      ISBN: 0060575816
    • East Melbourne, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Allen and Unwin , 2006 .
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 396p.
      ISBN: 9781741750188 (pbk)
Alternative title: Das Siebte Tor
Language: German

Works about this Work

Nix on Way to the Big Screen 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 87 no. 9 2008; (p. 23)
The Theme of Premature Burial in Garth Nix's Early Novels Alice Mills , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 16 no. 1 2006; (p. 51-57)
This article looks at three early novels by Garth Nix, The Ragwitch (1990), Sabriel (1995), Shade's Children (1997) through the context of Freud's 'uncanny' and Carl Jung's work on rebirth and individuation. Tracing the theme of premature burial through the texts, Mills draws together the pessimistic Freudian view of the 'uncanny' and the more positive and heroic path of individuation which Jung put forward, to demonstrate how Nix incoporates these two different understandings of the human psyche into his narratives and manages to attain a level of balance between them both. In terms of premature burial, both Freud and Jung 'agree that the tomb is symbolically the domain of the monstrous mother' and the site where monstrous rebirths occur as well as a site of repression. Mills argues that Nix's novels succeed in blending together two world views and create a truly successful hero, capable of entering the underworld (tomb) and at the same time escaping the paralysis and distintergation of identity that premature burial engenders. (pp.56-57).
Fixity and Flow in Garth Nix's Sabriel Alice Mills , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 11 no. 3 2001; (p. 15-23)
Mill's reads Garth Nix's fantasy novel Sabriel using Frued's notion of the 'uncanny' to explore the contradictory and paradoxical use of water as a metaphor for life and death in the novel. Mill's maps out how the novel subverts the typical pattern of the quest narrative in a number of ways, however she argues that while the imagery 'is not reducible to binary opposites', essentially 'the world of Sabriel is morally simple' (p.19). Furthermore, she states that in this novel, the return of the repressed signifies the 'uncanny return of the father' while the underlying pattern is one of 'daughters assuming the father's functions' and as such, the representation of women in the text works to reinforce the 'inherently ancillary role' alloctaed to women in a male-dominated culture. (pp.15,19).
Untitled 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 83)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Garth Nix John Cohen , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 42 no. 2 1998; (p. 11)
Know the Author : Garth Nix Kerry White , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 10-12)
A Fantasy Writer's Real-Life Successes Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 September 1997; (p. C11)
Accidental Author Makes The X-Files. Spooky! Pam Macintyre , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 6 September 1997; (p. 10)
An Eidolon Interview with Garth Nix Steven Paulsen (interviewer), 1996 single work interview
— Appears in: Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , Spring no. 22-23 1996; (p. 33-41)
Garth Nix discusses his career as a writer of science fiction.
Welcome to a World of Fantasy Josh Agatanovich , Kevin Clarke , Harry Ioannou , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 17 September 1996; (p. 11)
Reviews Bill Congreve , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 17 1996; (p. 80-81)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Armies from The Land of Death Peter Nicholls , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 184 1996; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel ; Enchanter Sara Douglass 1996 single work novel ; Battleaxe Sara Douglass 1995 single work novel
Local Author Makes Very Good Sacha Molitorisz , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 1995; (p. 11)
Untitled Leonie McIlvenny , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 30)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 3 no. 3 1995; (p. 37, 39)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel ; Polymer Sally Rogers-Davidson 1995 single work novel
Untitled Howard George , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 39 no. 3 1995; (p. 35)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Untitled Leonie McIlvenny , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 30)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Reviews Bill Congreve , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 17 1996; (p. 80-81)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Armies from The Land of Death Peter Nicholls , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 184 1996; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel ; Enchanter Sara Douglass 1996 single work novel ; Battleaxe Sara Douglass 1995 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 3 no. 3 1995; (p. 37, 39)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel ; Polymer Sally Rogers-Davidson 1995 single work novel
Untitled Howard George , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 39 no. 3 1995; (p. 35)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Untitled 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 83)

— Review of Sabriel Garth Nix 1995 single work novel
Know the Author : Garth Nix Kerry White , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 10-12)
Garth Nix John Cohen , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 42 no. 2 1998; (p. 11)
The Theme of Premature Burial in Garth Nix's Early Novels Alice Mills , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 16 no. 1 2006; (p. 51-57)
This article looks at three early novels by Garth Nix, The Ragwitch (1990), Sabriel (1995), Shade's Children (1997) through the context of Freud's 'uncanny' and Carl Jung's work on rebirth and individuation. Tracing the theme of premature burial through the texts, Mills draws together the pessimistic Freudian view of the 'uncanny' and the more positive and heroic path of individuation which Jung put forward, to demonstrate how Nix incoporates these two different understandings of the human psyche into his narratives and manages to attain a level of balance between them both. In terms of premature burial, both Freud and Jung 'agree that the tomb is symbolically the domain of the monstrous mother' and the site where monstrous rebirths occur as well as a site of repression. Mills argues that Nix's novels succeed in blending together two world views and create a truly successful hero, capable of entering the underworld (tomb) and at the same time escaping the paralysis and distintergation of identity that premature burial engenders. (pp.56-57).
Nix on Way to the Big Screen 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 87 no. 9 2008; (p. 23)
An Eidolon Interview with Garth Nix Steven Paulsen (interviewer), 1996 single work interview
— Appears in: Eidolon : The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy , Spring no. 22-23 1996; (p. 33-41)
Garth Nix discusses his career as a writer of science fiction.
Local Author Makes Very Good Sacha Molitorisz , 1995 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 1995; (p. 11)
Welcome to a World of Fantasy Josh Agatanovich , Kevin Clarke , Harry Ioannou , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 17 September 1996; (p. 11)
A Fantasy Writer's Real-Life Successes Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 September 1997; (p. C11)
Accidental Author Makes The X-Files. Spooky! Pam Macintyre , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 6 September 1997; (p. 10)
Fixity and Flow in Garth Nix's Sabriel Alice Mills , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 11 no. 3 2001; (p. 15-23)
Mill's reads Garth Nix's fantasy novel Sabriel using Frued's notion of the 'uncanny' to explore the contradictory and paradoxical use of water as a metaphor for life and death in the novel. Mill's maps out how the novel subverts the typical pattern of the quest narrative in a number of ways, however she argues that while the imagery 'is not reducible to binary opposites', essentially 'the world of Sabriel is morally simple' (p.19). Furthermore, she states that in this novel, the return of the repressed signifies the 'uncanny return of the father' while the underlying pattern is one of 'daughters assuming the father's functions' and as such, the representation of women in the text works to reinforce the 'inherently ancillary role' alloctaed to women in a male-dominated culture. (pp.15,19).
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