The Magical Worlds of Narnia: The Symbols, Myths, and Fascinating Facts Behind The Chronicles

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Penguin, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 186 pages
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After revealing the inspirations behind "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings," David Colbert takes a tour of C.S. Lewis's "Narnia"-from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" to "The Last Battle"-in this indispensable guide to the origins of the classic book
 

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Contents

Why a Wardrobe?
13
Lewis Make Hell Freeze Over?
19
What Is Deep Magic?
35
Why Does a White Stag Lead the Way?
41
Who Were the Real Digory Kirkes?
49
Who Saw the First Inkling of Narnia?
55
Who Let Evil into Narnia?
65
Charn Go from Bad to Worse?
73
Only Lucy See What Lucy Saw?
117
Why Is Eustace Pained by a Bracelet?
125
Whats the Story in the Magicians Book?
131
Is the Silver Chair Part of a Set?
137
Why Does Prince Rilian Wear a Mask?
145
What Is Tashand What Isnt He?
151
What Does Lewis Mean by Shadowlands?
157
Why Would Anyone Hate Narnia?
163

Whats the Deplorable Word?
79
If You Can Lead Bree to Water Why Wont
87
Whats the Knights Tale?
95
Lewiss Thoughts
103
Why Does Bacchus Have So Many Names?
111
Bibliography and Suggestions
175
Other books by Lewis
177
Notes
181
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Formerly a head writer of television's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and an editorial director at HarperCollins, David Colbert is best known as author of the acclaimed Eyewitness history series. A graduate of Brown University, he studied anthropology and mythology and has spent much of his life in libraries.

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