The Golden Compass


Philip Pullman

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The Alethiometer

The alethiometer—the titular golden compass—represents children’s unique ability to discern truth. The Alethiometer is a gold instrument with pictures and three needles that, if one knows how to read it, will answer any question truthfully…

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Within the world of the novel, Dust is an elementary particle that collects around adult humans beginning at the onset of puberty, as a person's dæmon begins to settle. It is a physical embodiment of…

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