William Blake, God Judging Adam. ca. 1795. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public domain

Innocence and Experience: The influence of William Blake on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

Image: William Blake, God Judging Adam. ca. 1795. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public domain This article is an extract from my book, Dark Matter: A Thinking Fan’s Guide to Philip Pullman. I have edited it lightly to remove the worst plot spoilers, but inevitably I must mention some events towards the end of the trilogy….

John Martin, Satan Presiding at the Infernal Council, c. 1823–1827 The Bridgeman Art Library (images.bridgeman.co.uk)

Philip Pullman and the Devil’s Party

Image: John Martin, ‘Satan Presiding at the Infernal Council’ (c. 1823–1827) – The Bridgeman Art Library (images.bridgeman.co.uk) This article is an extract from my book, Dark Matter: A Thinking Fan’s Guide to Philip Pullman. See more articles relating to Pullman and His Dark Materials. Philip Pullman was sixteen, studying for A-Levels, when he first read John…