The Chronicles of Narnia (adult)

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Harper Collins, Oct 26, 2004 - Fiction - 784 pages
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Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil -- what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.

For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a world where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.

This edition presents all seven books -- unabridged -- in one impressive volume. The books are presented here according to Lewis's preferred order, each chapter graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes. This edition also contains C. S. Lewis's essay "On Three Ways of Writing for Children," in which he explains precisely how the magic of Narnia and the realm of fantasy appeal not only to children but to discerning readers of all ages. Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to all readers, even fifty years after the books were first published.

  

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This is a classic series, the writing is amazing. - Overstock.com
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The man had a knack for storytelling. - Christianbook.com

Truly A Classic

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Great boxed set at an affordable price!

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Contents

I0 The First Joke and Other Matters
71
Digory and his Uncle are Both in Trouble
77
I2 Strawberrys Adventure
83
I3 An Unexpected Meeting
90
I4 The Planting of the Tree
96
I5 The End of this Story and the Beginning
102
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112
What Lucy Pound There
120
The Picture in the Bedroom
425
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER
426
On Board the Dawn Treader
432
The Lone Islands
440
What Caspian Did There
447
The Storm and What Came of It
454
The Adventures of Eustace
462
How the Adventure Ended
470

Back on This Side of the Door
129
A Day with the Beavers
139
What Happened After Dinner
145
In the Witchs House
151
Aslan is Nearer
163
Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time
172
Deeper Magic from Before the Dawn of Time
182
The Hunting of the White Stag
192
How Shasta Set Out on his Travels
205
A Wayside Adventure
213
At the Gates ofTashbaan
221
Shasta Falls in with the Narnians
228
Prince Corin
236
Shasta among the Tombs
243
Aravis in Tashbaan
249
In the House of the Tisroc
256
Across the Desert
262
I0 The Hermit of the Southern March
269
The Unwelcome Fellow Traveller
276
l2 Shasta in Narnia
283
I3 The Fight at Anvard
290
I4 How Bree Became a Wiser Horse
297
I5 Rabadash the Ridiculous
304
I0 The Return of the Lion
375
The Lion Roars
383
l2 Sorcery and Sudden Vengeance
390
l3 The High King in Command
397
l4 How All Were Very Busy
403
I5 Aslan Makes a Door in the Air
411
Two Narrow Escapes
477
The Island of the Voices
485
I0 The Magicians Book
492
The Dufflepuds Made Happy
499
l2 The Dark Island
506
I3 The Three Sleepers
513
l4 The Beginning of the End of the World
520
I5 The Wonders of the Last Sea
527
I6 The Very End of the World
534
Behind the Gym
549
Jill is Given a Task
556
The Sailing of the King
563
A Parliament of Owls
571
Puddleglum
578
The Wild Wastelands of the North
585
The Hill of the Strange Trenches
593
The House of Harfang
600
How7 They Discovered Something
607
I0 Travels without the Sun
614
In the Dark Castle
621
I2 The Queen of LInderland
628
I3 Underland without the Queen
635
I4 The Bottom of the World
642
I5 The Disappearance of Jill
649
I6 The Healing of Harms
656
THE LAST BATTLE
667
On Three Ways of Writing for Children
768
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Page 139 - Perhaps it has sometimes happened to you in a dream that someone says something which you don't understand but in the dream it feels as if it had some enormous meaning — either a terrifying one which turns the whole dream into a nightmare or else a lovely meaning too lovely to put into words, which makes the dream so beautiful that you remember it all your life and are always wishing you could get into that dream again.
Page 149 - You're right, Mrs Beaver," said her husband, "we must all get away from here. There's not a moment to lose." Chapter IX IN THE WITCH'S HOUSE AND now of course you want to know what had happened to Edmund. He had eaten his share of the dinner, but he hadn't really enjoyed it because he was thinking all the time about Turkish Delight — and there's nothing that spoils the taste of good ordinary food half so much as the memory of bad magic food.
Page 295 - But there's no need to rush things, if you know what I mean." "No, I don't know what you mean,
Page 139 - Asian each one of the children felt something jump in its inside. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delicious smell or some delightful strain of music had just floated by her. And Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realise that it is the beginning of the holidays or the beginning of summer. "And what about Mr Tumnus,
Page 166 - People who have not been in Narnia sometimes think that a thing cannot be good and terrible at the same time. If the children had ever thought so, they were cured of it now. For when they tried to look at Asian's face they just caught a glimpse of the golden mane and the great, royal, solemn, overwhelming eyes; and then they found they couldn't look at him and went all trembly.
Page 765 - And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story,...
Page 746 - Well, at any rate there's no Humbug here. We haven't let anyone take us in. The Dwarfs are for the Dwarfs." "You see," said Aslan. "They will not let us help them. They have chosen cunning instead of belief. Their prison is only in their own minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that they can not be taken out. But come, children. I have other work to do.
Page 123 - While he was eating the Queen kept asking him questions. At first Edmund tried to remember that it is rude to speak with one's mouth full, but soon he forgot about this and thought only of trying to shovel down as much Turkish Delight as he could...

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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales mÁs importantes del siglo veinte y podrÍa decirse que fue el escritor cristiano mÁs influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeÑÓ hasta que se jubilÓ. Sus contribuciones a la crÍtica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantÁstica y teologÍa popular le trajeron fama y aclamaciÓn a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribiÓ mÁs de treinta libros, lo cual le permitiÓ alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aÚn atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada aÑo. Sus mÁs distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las CrÓnicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

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