Dark Matters

Dark Matters : An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Philip Pullman's internationally bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy

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Inspired by Milton's Paradise Lost and now a major motion picture, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has captured the imagination of children, adults and the critics alike. Now you can understand the symbols of the alethiometer, revisit the stories and chart the history of Lyra's world in this invaluable companion to the unforgettable novels. With an enlightening biography of Philip Pullman, outlines and analyses of the novels, audio books, stage play and forthcoming movie, a dictionary of key words from Armoured Bear to Zombi, and a history of Lyra's world, this volume gives crucial further information to all admirers of the timeless books.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 188 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753513315
  • 9780753513316
  • 1,501,269

About Lance Parkin

Mark Jones is a freelance writer and programme maker who has written on topics as diverse as the television series ER, the British anti-slavery movement and video publishing on the web. He lives in York with his wife Lorraine and daughter Olivia. Lance Parkin has written numerous novels and non fiction books, including several Doctor Who novels. He was a storyline writer on Emmerdale for several years and authored the science fiction comic book series, Miranda.show more

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The ultimate guide to Philip Pullman's timeless books Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has captured the imagination of children, adults and critics alike. Now, with this indispensable guide, you can discover the worlds explored by Lyra and Will and learn everything there is to know about the stories, the books, the sell-out stage play and the film. Read about Pullman's background and inspiration for the books (including Milton's Paradise Lost), understand the symbols of the alethiometer, revisit memorable characters and moments from the novels, and discover the history of Lyra's world. This invaluable book includes: -an A to Z guide to the characters, daemons, worlds and objects of His Dark Materials, from Armoured Bear to Zombie -an enlightening biography of Philip Pullman -outlines and analyses of the stories -A behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film, The Golden Compassshow more

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