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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 / Deborah Harkness, Claire Baldwin, Lisa Halttunen, Jill Hough ; illustrated by Colleen Madden.
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9780735220744
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]

©2018
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ix, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Abstract:
A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Time A Discovery of Witches 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.

In conversation with Deborah Harkness -- Synopses. A discovery of witches ; Shadow of night ; The book of life ; Calendars ; Music of All Souls -- Creatures. The creatures of All Souls ; Daemons ; Humans ; Vampires ; Witches -- Characters. The A-Z of All Souls characters -- Organizations -- Locations -- Magic -- Science -- Alchemy -- Decorative arts -- Lifestyles -- Literature -- Translations.

It's a world of daemons and humans, where a reluctant witch and a centuries-old vampire discover the secrets left in a mysterious manuscript. Welcome to the All Souls trilogy, as Harkness shares information from her files. This companion volume includes character profiles, information on life and lifestyles from the time periods the trilogy covers, background on the science and magic, and even recipes and wine recommendations.
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A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Time s bestselling All Souls trilogy--"an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" ( People )

A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Life carried 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.


Author Notes

Deborah Harkness was born in 1965. She received a B. A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1986, a M. A. from Northwestern University in 1990, and a Ph. D. from the University of California at Davis in 1994. She is a professor of history at the University of Southern California. Harkness is a well-regarded historian of science and medicine, specializing in the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. Her first novel, A Discovery of Witches, was published in 2011. She is the author of the All Souls Trilogy. In 2006, she began a wine blog entitled, Good Wine Under $20. It provides an online record of her search for the best, most affordable wines. In 2014 she made The New York Times Bestseller List with The Book of Life.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

In Conversation with Deborah Hatknessp. 1
Synopsesp. 14
A Discovery of Witchesp. 17
Shadow of Nightp. 22
The Book of Lifep. 27
Calendarsp. 31
Music of All Soulsp. 33
Creaturesp. 34
The Creatures of All Soulsp. 38
Daemonsp. 39
Humansp. 44
Vampiresp. 48
Witchesp. 55
Charactersp. 64
The A-Z of All Souls Charactersp. 68
Organizationsp. 140
The Congregationp. 144
The Conventiclep. 146
Knights of Lazarusp. 148
Knights Templarp. 150
Order of the Broomep. 152
Order of St. Michaelp. 153
Order of the Defeated Dragon and the Draculestip. 155
Oxford Universityp. 157
Yale Universityp. 161
A Discovery of Witches Outtakep. 164
Locationsp. 174
Oxford and Oxfordshire, Englandp. 179
Scotlandp. 191
Shadow of Night Outtakep. 193
Francep. 199
Spainp. 206
Madison, New York, USAp. 207
London, Englandp. 211
Prague, Czechoslovakiap. 228
Amsterdam, the Netherlandsp. 233
New Haven, Connecticut, USAp. 234
New Orleans, Louisiana, USAp. 236
Venice, Italyp. 237
Magicp. 240
Magic and Witchcraft: The World of Diana Bishopp. 246
The Goddess: Maiden, Mother, and Cronep. 246
Ghostsp. 247
Elemental Magicp. 248
The Craftp. 251
Weavingp. 258
Timewalkingp. 262
Sciencep. 266
The Evolution of Matthew de Clermontp. 271
500-999p. 271
1000-1500p. 275
1500-1700p. 279
1700-1800p. 285
1800-1899p. 287
1900-1999p. 289
Alchemyp. 292
Opus Magnum and Symbols of Alchemyp. 297
The Arbor Dianaep. 301
The Green Lionp. 302
The Chemical Weddingp. 302
The Philosopher's Stonep. 304
Decorative Arlsp. 306
Interior Spaces of All Soulsp. 310
The Art, Fashion, and Jewelry of All Soulsp. 326
Lifestylesp. 364
All Souls Recipesp. 369
Winep. 380
Teap. 384
Herbs and Medicinalsp. 386
Goncalves Manuscript 4890p. 389
All Souls Activitiesp. 402
Traveling in the All Souls Worldp. 409
Exercise in the All Souls Worldp. 412
Literaturep. 416
The Literature of All Soulsp. 420
Alchemyp. 420
Mythologyp. 427
History, Magic, Science, and Religionp. 436
Plays and Prosep. 449
Poetry and Versep. 454
Translationsp. 468
Translations for Words and Phrases in the All Souls Trilogyp. 471
Wider Reading and All Souls Resourecesp. 479
Acknowledgmentsp. 483

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