The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman: A Treasury of Fascinating Facts

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Penguin, 2006 - 158 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. '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.

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Magical Works of Phillip Pullman

User Review  - artstufff -

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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User Review  - ArmyAngel1986 - LibraryThing

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


Introduction I
William Blake Influence Lyras Story?
Specters in Pullman and Blake
Is Lord Asriel the Storys Hero?
Does Mrs Coulter Really Change?

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Formerly a head writer of television's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and an editorial director of HarperCollins, David Colbert is best known as 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. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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