A Guide Through Narnia

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Regent College Publishing, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
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A Guide Through Narnia was one of the first in-depth studies of C.S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia. The focus and organization of this revised and expanded edition is on why Lewis wrote the books as fairy tales, the best "Form" for his ideas. It is written for both students and scholars who want to expand their understanding of these popular classics. Chapters include: -Seeing Pictures: How the books were written, chronological summaries, publication history -Selecting the Ideal Form: Why Lewis chose the fairy tale form, fairy tale elements and style -Seeing Man as Hero: Child heroes -Stealing Past Dragons: Characteristics of religious fantasy, allegory and "supposition," Christian elements -Stepping Through the Door: Themes and effects of fantasy -Dictionary of Names and Places Martha C. Sammons is Professor of English at Wright State University.
 

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Contents

Seeing Pictures12
10
Selecting the Ideal Form51
51
Seeing Man as Hero97
97
Stealing Past Dragons122
123
Stepping Through the Door167
167
Dictionary of Names and Places in the Chronicles of Narnia
188
188
221
Index229
229
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MARTHA C. SAMMONS is Associate Professor of English at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

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