Dark Matters

Dark Matters : An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Philip Pullman's 'Dark Materials' Trilogy

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Philip Pullman's books, The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, making up the trilogy known as His Dark Materials, has been a massive success with children and adults alike. This unofficial guide gives a brief biography of Pullman himself, an explanation of the trilogy's set-up and synopses of the three books and the follow-up novella Lyra's Oxford. This is followed by a gazetteer, an A-Z guide to the people, places and items in these great books. Including notes on the publication history and availability of the books and their foreign editions, Pullmania then concludes with information on the talking books, the radio plays, the National Theatre production and the current status of the films, making it the indispensable guide to Lyra's and Will's worldsshow more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 108 x 172 x 24mm | 158.76g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753510251
  • 9780753510254

About Lance Parkin

Lance Parkin and Mark Jones have written guides for Star Trek Lance Parkin has also covered Doctor Who, Emmerdale and Alias and a literary biography of writer Alan Moore while Mark Jones has written three books on ER.show more

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'the most dangerous, terrifying, breathtaking book you'll ever read' Explorer Benedict Allen supporting Philip Pullman's trilogy on the BBC's Big Read Competition. Philip Pullman created controversy - both literary and religious - with his internationally bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy, but he also found fans across all generations, Readers of The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass have been left intrigued by the fantastical scenarios and wondrous world's experienced by Lyra and Will in their quest. Dark Matters, the indispensable, unofficial guide to the trilogy, contains - an A to Z guide of the intricacies of plot and character - a biography of the author - commentary on the adaptions of the novels - analysis of the impact of the National Theatre's sell out interpretation for the stage - a look forward to the projected feature film The complexities of the issues within the trilogy became more apparent with each reading and continue to intrigue as well as attracting new fans. Now, at last , adults and children alike can further plumb the depths of these richly imaginative works in this comprehensive and essential companion.show more

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