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From the moment the eye opened, we have been captivated by the mysterious world of Lost. Each week the survivors face challenges and questions that are eerie as they are haunting real. For the first time, Unlocking the Mysteries of Lost takes an in-depth look at the island and its castaways, exploring the secrets behind their search for answers and meaning.

Going deep into the heart of Lost, this essential guide for the true fan explores such questions as:

- What does it mean to be lost? What does it take to be found?
- Does Mr. Eko or Locke hold the spiritual key to the island?
- How does one determine faith in the face of fate?
- Does technology save or doom the Lost generation?

Unlocking the Meaning of Lost also features the most extensive guide yet to the mysteries and secrets, such as:

- Secrets found in The Stand and other texts
- Clues hidden in Lost websites
- Extensive glossary of characters and symbols
- Complete character sketches and connections
- Mysteriously similar names
- The most credible theories
- How the creators connect with fans online
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402209178
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynnette R. Porter has authored or coauthored six books, including Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings: From the Page to the Screen, a literary and film criticism of J. R. R. Tolkien's characters. She has presented more than one hundred fifty conference papers before the Popular Culture Association, Popular Culture Association in the South, Tolkien Society, Society for Technical Communication, and other professional associations in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. She also speaks at fan-related conferences such as the One Ring Celebration and Fellowship Festival. She teaches at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

David Lavery teaches at Middle Tennessee State University. In the Fall of 2006 he will become chair in Film and Television at Brunel University, London. He is the author of over one hundred published essays and reviews and author/editor/coeditor of eleven books, including Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By and Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO in the Reading Contemporary Television Series. He co-edits the e-journal Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies and is one of the founding editors of the new journal Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies of Small Screen Fictions.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Getting Lost

Part One: Creating Lost
Chapter 1: The Making of Lost

Part Two: The Many Meanings of Lost
Chapter 2: Lost Within and Without
Chapter 3: Finding Lost Meanings

Part Three: Spirituality
Chapter 4: Spiritual Practices on the Island
Chapter 5: Formal Religion as a Way to Unlock Meaning
Chapter 6: Larger Spiritual Concepts

Part Four: The Lost Fandom
Chapter 7: Cult(ivating) a Lost Audience: The Participatory Fan Culture of Lost

Epilogue: Lost in the Future
Appendix A: Character Sketches
Appendix B: Character Connections
Appendix C: Similar Names
Appendix D: Episode Guide
Appendix E: Lost's Awards and Nominations, 2004–2007

Lost Bibliography
Works Cited
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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