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The Rough Guide to His Dark Materials (Rough Guide Reference)

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The Rough Guide to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials explores the beguiling world of Philip Pullman's classic trilogy. The guide covers Pullman's inspiration from science and literature, including string theory, climate change and dark matter, Milton, Blake and fantasy fiction. The Story and characters are unraveled with insight into the key mysteries and events and how everyone from Lyra Belacqua to the golden monkey demon fit in to the author's grand design. You'll find everything from the story behind the filming and cast of the first His Dark Materials film, The Golden Compass to how the Victorian era shaped Pullman's imagination, with a tour of Oxford's Exeter College, Geneva (home of the Magisterium), Venice (Cittagazze), and of course where to catch the Northern Lights. Pullman shares his views on religion, and discover what organised religion has to say about his books.Cut threw the darkness and step into another universe with The Rough Guide to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.

Book News Annotation:

Though its not a big book, this well-designed volume is packed with material, including a glossary with descriptions of the people and things found in the trilogy, a gazetteer of the places, an annotated list of websites, the science that underlies the story's concepts, and comparisons to many works of literature and thought. In all, Simpson has done an excellent job, and fans of Pullman's trilogy will find a wealth of information about his books and the movie, including many comments from Pullman himself. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Exploring the origins of "His Dark Materials" back to the life of its creator, this resource also covers the creation of the trilogy, author Phillip Pullmans inspiration, response from reviewers, fans, and religious leaders, and a guide to the meaning of Pullmans alternate words.Rough Guide

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terwit, March 4, 2008 (view all comments by terwit)
Don't be misled by info on this page. Philip Pullman is not a co-author of this book! Were he, he surely would have corrected Simpson's mistake of saying that the name "Pullman" was Philip's stepfather's, and not PP's father's.....
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781843539209
Author:
Paul Simpson and Philip Pullman
Publisher:
Rough Guides Limited
Author:
Rough Guides
Author:
Rough Guides
Author:
Simpson, Paul
Subject:
General
Subject:
Pullman, Philip
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Series:
Rough Guide Reference
Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.10x5.22x.55 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , Exploring the origins of "His Dark Materials" back to the life of its creator, this resource also covers the creation of the trilogy, author Phillip Pullmans inspiration, response from reviewers, fans, and religious leaders, and a guide to the meaning of Pullmans alternate words.Rough Guide
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