The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman

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Penguin, 2006 M04 4 - 176 pages
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Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy series—His Dark Materials—chronicling the adventures of Lyra Silvertongue, her shapeshifting daemon Pantalaimon, and Will Parry on their multi-dimensional odyssey to save all of reality from the mysterious substance known as Dust, has captivated young and old readers alike. What makes Lyra a “Little Girl Lost”? What made Pullman think of Daemons? How was Pullman’s idea of Dust shaped by his life? Did Pullman write the books as a response to C.S. Lewis’s Narnia?
 
The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman takes his fans on a journey through the worlds of art, science, and religion that inspired Pullman to craft his saga. From the philosophy of William Blake and John Milton’s classic poem Paradise Lost to quantum physics and the Bible, discover the complex origins and controversial themes that have made Pullman’s trilogy a modern marvel in literature.

This book was not authorized, prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by Philip Pullman, New Line Cinema, or any other individual or entity associated with His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass books or movie.
 

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Magical Works of Phillip Pullman

User Review  - artstufff - Overstock.com

Interesting background on the Dark Materials trilogy. I thought it would contain more about the science behind it but Pullmans philosophical background is also interesting. I found the books layout ... Read full review

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Explains the inspirations for some of Pullman's characters and settings, very entertaining. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
William Blake Influence Lyras Story?
What Makes Iorek Byrnison So Smart?
How New Are Pullmans Ideas?

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About the author (2006)

Formerly a head writer for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, David Colbert, author of The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter and The Magical Worlds of The Lord of the Rings, is best known as an author of the acclaimed Eyewitness history series. A graduate of Brown University, he studied anthropology and mythology and has spent much of his life in libraries.

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