The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set (The Chronicles of Narnia) Paperback – 24 Oct 2005
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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 the Hardcover edition.
‘The magic of C. S. Lewis’s parallel universe never fades.’ The Times
“Forget Simba. There’s a new lion in the Magic Kingdom… Long before J.K. Rowling dreamed up Harry Potter, Lewis was busy with his seven book series.”
“Like the ‘Rings’ cycle… the seven Narnia books have a long and loyal following.”
The Herald (U.K.)
“Narnia offers huge scope for a profitable film franchise… fantasy is currently the toast of Hollywood.”
The Guardian (U.K.)
“…a big, live action movie franchise to help spark new merchandising lines and theme-park attractions.”
Los Angeles Times
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (the second book in the series in reading order) is considered as the most popular book in the series but to be honest I find it impossible to decide which one is my personal favourite. It changes all the time for the books, while all generously sprinkled with CS Lewis' magic, will leave you spellbound in different ways.
For example, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, is your traditional fairy story while The Horse and His Boy has all the intrigue and mystery of the tales from the Arabian Nights. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader reminds me of the adventures of Sinbad and Oddyseus and The Silver Chair is a treat if you like reading about heroes deciphering prophecies and fighting monsters to fulfill their quest. In Prince Caspian, we read about a boy fighting for his birthright and The Magician's Nephew tells of the creation of Narnia (with a slight twist on the forbidden apple story!). The Last Battle provides a deeply moving end to the series that will leave you wanting to read the entire series all over again.
All in all, this is a nicely packaged collection that generations can treasure for a very reasonable price. So treat yourself - buy this set and rediscover the magical land of Narnia!
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.
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.Read more ›
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Beautiful edition of well known and loved stories. Excellent quality and worth every penny.Published 1 month ago by A Customer
Very poor quality print - small type and closely spaced lines make reading very difficult, and it looks like cheap inkjet print. I ought to send them back - very disappointedPublished 2 months ago by Billy Jones