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Dark Matters: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Philip Pullman's internationally bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy Paperback – 8 Nov 2007


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Discover the incredible world of His Dark Materials

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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 Compass

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9271c540) out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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HASH(0x925de198) out of 5 stars Superb stuff 7 Sept. 2005
By April McKenna - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
An excellent guide to a challenging series. The best bit is an A-Z of all the names, places and concepts. I learned a lot about Blake, CS Lewis and other people Pullman is influenced by. This is a very readable guide, and could also be useful for anyone writing a paper on the His Dark Materials books.
HASH(0x923f88f4) out of 5 stars A well done guide to the persons, places, and references of Philip Pullman's Dark Materials 24 Sept. 2009
By Michael A. Duvernois - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you're weak on your Milton, Blake, Lewis, and Elliot, this will help out with the references. It's a fun read, or a useful reference, your choice. Lance Parkins is best known for his work, fiction and non-fiction, involving Dr. Who. Mark Jones I hadn't known anything about before seeing this book, but he seems to be a well-known writer of guidebooks and online materials.
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