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The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life

The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life


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A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy—"an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People).

Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder.

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Lifecarried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion.

In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy—all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735220744
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: All Souls Series
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 60,653
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Deborah Harkness is the number one New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life. A history professor at the University of Southern California, Harkness has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships.

Table of Contents

In Conversation with Deborah Hatkness 1

Synopses 14

A Discovery of Witches 17

Shadow of Night 22

The Book of Life 27

Calendars 31

Music of All Souls 33

Creatures 34

The Creatures of All Souls 38

Daemons 39

Humans 44

Vampires 48

Witches 55

Characters 64

The A-Z of All Souls Characters 68

Organizations 140

The Congregation 144

The Conventicle 146

Knights of Lazarus 148

Knights Templar 150

Order of the Broome 152

Order of St. Michael 153

Order of the Defeated Dragon and the Draculesti 155

Oxford University 157

Yale University 161

A Discovery of Witches Outtake 164

Locations 174

Oxford and Oxfordshire, England 179

Scotland 191

Shadow of Night Outtake 193

France 199

Spain 206

Madison, New York, USA 207

London, England 211

Prague, Czechoslovakia 228

Amsterdam, the Netherlands 233

New Haven, Connecticut, USA 234

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 236

Venice, Italy 237

Magic 240

Magic and Witchcraft: The World of Diana Bishop 246

The Goddess: Maiden, Mother, and Crone 246

Ghosts 247

Elemental Magic 248

The Craft 251

Weaving 258

Timewalking 262

Science 266

The Evolution of Matthew de Clermont 271

500-999 271

1000-1500 275

1500-1700 279

1700-1800 285

1800-1899 287

1900-1999 289

Alchemy 292

Opus Magnum and Symbols of Alchemy 297

The Arbor Dianae 301

The Green Lion 302

The Chemical Wedding 302

The Philosopher's Stone 304

Decorative Arls 306

Interior Spaces of All Souls 310

The Art, Fashion, and Jewelry of All Souls 326

Lifestyles 364

All Souls Recipes 369

Wine 380

Tea 384

Herbs and Medicinals 386

Goncalves Manuscript 4890 389

All Souls Activities 402

Traveling in the All Souls World 409

Exercise in the All Souls World 412

Literature 416

The Literature of All Souls 420

Alchemy 420

Mythology 427

History, Magic, Science, and Religion 436

Plays and Prose 449

Poetry and Verse 454

Translations 468

Translations for Words and Phrases in the All Souls Trilogy 471

Wider Reading and All Souls Resoureces 479

Acknowledgments 483

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