The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass Resources
Philip Pullman's official website. Just remember, <em>Northern Lights</em> = <em>The Golden Compass</em>.
Check out the North American publisher's website. There's some good stuff in here. For example, click "Materials" for a tutorial on how to read the alethiometer and what each of the symbols means. Under "Author" you'll find stuff like a Q&A and tips from Pullman on how to write a book.
Need a refresher on character names and unfamiliar objects in the <em>His Dark Materials</em> series? Not sure what anbaric means? Check out this dictionary from the BBC.
A resource for Milton's epic <em>Paradise Lost</em>.
Movie or TV Productions
A controversial and not very faithful adaptation. (The end is totally different from the book.) Shmoop does not recommend this movie.
Articles & Interviews
Check out the fuss about the film.
An article from <em>The New Yorker</em> on Pullman and the trilogy.
Review of the London stage adaptation of <em>His Dark Materials</em>.
Pullman's essay on young adult literature and religion.
An interview with Charlie Rose.
Pullman celebrates the anniversary of <em>Paradise Lost</em> by reading Milton.
Here's the trailer to the not-so-good 2007 movie.
On Amazon you can listen to a 14-minute sample of the audio book. See if you like it. (Note: Play button is below the cover image.)
Philip Pullman's original illustrations for his novel.
Check out cover art for <em>The Golden Compass</em> /<em> Northern Lights</em> from around the world.