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The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set [Paperback]

C. S. Lewis , Cliff Nielsen , Pauline Baynes
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1 July 2002 0007116764 978-0007116768 New edition

The seven chronicles of Narnia are brought together in this beautifully presented slipcase. The books and the slipcase feature stunning new fantasy artwork by Cliff Nielsen.

The Narnia Chronicles remain one of the most enduringly popular series ever. Now the enchanting world of Narnia is presented with a stunning series of specially commissioned fantasy covers, all brought together in an eyecatching slipcase.



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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New edition edition (1 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007116764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007116768
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (350 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 369,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers 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. 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 Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics, the Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.


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Children across the globe have bathed in the glow of C S Lewis's land of Narnia since the 1950s when the seven books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia were first published. Now, as new generations look to that magical and fantastical land for pleasure and escape, the seven Chronicles are presented together for the first time in one magnificent volume, The Complete Chronicles of Narnia.

With the original, traditional, black-and-white illustrations delicately and impeccably restored in glorious colour by Pauline Baynes, this beautiful book makes for a stunning addition to any bookshelf. Whether taking a trip down memory lane, back to the days when you were first captivated by Aslan, Cair Paravel and the White Witch, or introducing the wonders of Narnia to the latest generation, The Complete Chronicles of Narnia is the most enchanting way to retrace the magical journey that begins just behind the wardrobe. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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‘The magic of C. S. Lewis’s parallel universe never fades.’ The Times


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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chronicling "Narnia" 22 Jan 2006
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Many decades ago, two drinking buddies wrote vastly different fantasy series, which set the groundwork for the fantasy genre. One was J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the classic "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit." And the other was C.S. Lewis, the author of the philosophical "Space Trilogy." Before these two, fantasy was only a few books by a small number of obscure authors.
Many years later, C.S. Lewis is still a classic, much-read author, and his books are about to hit the big screen -- "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" will debut in December, following the footsteps of Tolkien's movie adaptations. So, dust off the Narnia Chronicles and reacquaint yourself with these fantasy stories.
"The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" opens as four children (Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter) are being shipped to a country mansion to avoid German bombings. While exploring the house, Lucy accidently ventures into a winter-locked world called Narnia, ruled over by the evil White Witch. The god-king Aslan is about to return to destroy the Witch -- but she has a hold on Edmund....
"Prince Caspian" takes place long after the events of the first book. Young Prince Caspian escapes his uncle's castle when his life is threatened, and he finds refuge with the hidden races of Narnia -- dwarves, talking animals, dryads, centaurs and many others. And to help Caspian regain the throne, the two kings and two queens of Narnia are called back...
"Voyage of the Dawn Treader" begins when Edmund, Lucy and their obnoxious cousin Eustace are sucked through a painting into Narnia, where their pal Caspian is now king of Narnia (not to mention fully grown). Caspian is heading toward the end of the world to find several knights who were banished, and vanished into the perilous islands along the sea.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Chronicles of Narnia 20 Mar 2007
Format:Paperback
This was bought for my little girl but I have just steadily worked my way through the whole set. The magic of these stories is evident whatever your age. From the beginning of creation to the end of the world there is adventure for every child that reads the stories. Talking beasts, worlds in wardrobes, witches and of course, the human children. These are stories to be read over and over as children and into adulthood. Absolutely wonderful.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite yet still a wonderful read. 22 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first read the Chronicles of Narnia as a youth and loved them. Having sadly lost my collection of the seven books I was pleased to find this all-in-one edition at a very reasonable price on Amazon.
Surely most people are already familiar with the content of this series but as a review is a review I will elaborate into what I find to be so fantastic about these magical books.
Narnia is almost tangible after having read these books, and anyone with a shred of child-like imagination in them can not help but enjoy the tales of magic, witchcraft, truth & beauty, with goodness triumphing over evil as it always should.
My favourite two within the seven chronicles are "The Magicians Nephew", and "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe". Between thse two we are introduced to what I would consider to be the main characters of the series being Digory, Polly, Edmund, Lucy, Susan, and Peter.
I can't go on much further with this review as it is difficult to review one book let alone seven-in-one. Needless to say I recommend that any parent introduce this book to their child at an early age and help instill a sense of values, and yet also the ability to imagine and be open minded to the unknown.
Top scores!!
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless masterpiece 19 Mar 2004
By Cartimand TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This delightful edition of the Chronicles of Narnia benefits from the seven tales being in their correct logical sequence, as well as from the most famous, enchanting illustrations of Pauline Baynes, who depicts everything from the Elysian magical presence of fauns and dryads to the ghastly apparition of Tash, with great skill and sensitivity.
I first read this as a youngster, and it grabbed my imagination in a way that no other book (with the possible exception of Lord of the Rings) has done since. Now, revisiting the land of Narnia over a quarter of a century later, was like an unexpected joyous meeting with a long lost friend.
Children will be captivated with the adventures and more mature readers will appreciate the hidden depths, as well as forgetting their troubles by being transported back to happier, more carefree days.
A genuinely magnificent work that gets into your dreams and never truly leaves you.
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking 1 Jun 2003
By Null
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It may be a kids book, but I'm 22 and loved every word of it. This contains all seven Narnia books, including the Lion Witch Wardrobe book (which is brilliant, but not the best here, in my opinion). For those of you who have only read LionWitchWardrobe, then this is a must, as it becomes a very deep and symbolic book, which you didnt stand a chance at understanding when you were six. It's also brilliant for reading to your kids, they'll love it even more than you will. And then they'll also get the joy of redescovering it when they're grown up. 5 stars.
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy for All Ages 25 Nov 2003
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I was in third grade when I first found my way into Narnia. It was via a wardrobe in a spare room with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. I was immediately hooked, bought the set, read all the books, and got some of my friends to read them as well. A few years later, I reread them, enjoying them just as much the second time. This year, I set out to reread the series for the first time in 15 years. Guess what. I enjoyed them just as much this year as I have previously.
The basic premise of the series is that kids from our world are called into a magical world. Trees are alive, and mythical creatures are common place. Even the animals can talk. The kids are called in a time of crisis to help the inhabitants of Narnia overcome the forces of evil. Each book stands alone, although some of the kids appear in subsequent books.
Actually, there is a debate on what order the series should be read in. Personally, I prefer the order they were written in because that’s the order I read them in. Arguments can be made for reading them in chorological order (THE HORSE AND HIS BOY and THE MAGICIAN’S NEWPHEW were written fifth and sixth even though they take place third and first). Ultimate, very little from one book carries over to the next, so it doesn’t matter. You really could read them in random order and enjoy them just as much.
Since C.S. Lewis was a Christian, these books read on different levels. There is the simple fantasy adventure, which is pure fun. And that can be all you get out of the stories. But just below the surface is a deeper meaning. They worked equally well as allegories, and I usually miss symbolism, so this is fairly easy to get.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i keep this book beside me - love it. very good condition - a real...
i keep this book beside me - love it. very good condition - a real bargain dorothy munt
Published 4 days ago by Dorothy M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series! Nicely packaged
Fantastic series! Nicely packaged. Have listened to the first three books while driving on holiday. Back home and starting number four. The full books, beautifully read. Read more
Published 22 days ago by karla matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Loved by my 9year old.
Bought it for my 9 year old who enjoys watching the Chronicles of Narnia movies (3). Daughter says she's enjoying the book just as much as the film. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Michelle
3.0 out of 5 stars I have another book from the Chronicles which was very good and...
I ordered these to read with my child but they are written in the original olde English and as such are not conducive to a bedtime story without much interpretation. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Anthony waddison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book is awesome love it.
Published 29 days ago by MR Jacob Bush
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Paper quality not so good.
Published 1 month ago by Mr R Uzar
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for the price.
I bought this for my (10yr old) son, and he was delighted with the purchase. This is a paperback, and the print quality is extremely readable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ShaneBr05
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant addition to my book collection
This is a real cute set of classic books that are a great addition to anyones collection. Its the kind of collection you will add to the bookcase and not want to let them go. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Susie C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
All my favourite books in one book. Speedy delivery. Lovely hardback cover and my children are enjoying me reading the stories to them.
Published 1 month ago by Mindy
3.0 out of 5 stars Narnia collection
The books weren't in amazing condition they looked quite old but weren't ripped so I wasn't too displeased. Read more
Published 2 months ago by steve666
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