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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.
A review for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe : One of our 'Must Reads'. C.S Lewis’s classic fantasy book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe tells the story of the four Pevensie children, Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan, and their adventures in the mystical world of Narnia. Sent to the British countryside for their own safety during the blitz of World War II, they discover an entryway into a mystical world through an old wardrobe. Mythical creatures suffering under the rule of the cruel White Witch inhabit Narnia and the arrival of the children gives them hope for liberation. All are dragged into the inevitable conflict between evil and good. Fantastic stuff filled with beautiful symbolism that still captures young hearts today.
A beautiful hardback edition of The Magician's Nephew, book one in the classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and colour interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible. The Magician's Nephew is the first book in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years.
A new edition of C.S. Lewis's defining seven-volume Narnia fantasy packaged specifically for adults. Complete with P.S. sections of history, notes and sample chapters from other titles, this complete boxed set complements the author's non-fiction books and anticipates the forthcoming Narnia feature films. In 2003, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was ninth in the BBC's Big Read, the biggest ever survey among adults of popular fiction. That a 'children's book' should be in the top 10 proved to any doubters that C.S. Lewis's fantasy stories have the magic to engage even the most hardened adults. In December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson's live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film series of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. The second film is already in development. Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Re-live your childhood fantasies or discover for the first time what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour some of the best-loved stories ever written.
The fourth in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by the unforgettable Sir Michael Hordern."e;Look sharp!"e; shouted Edmund. "e;All catch hands and keep together. This is magic - I can tell by the feeling. Quick!"e;Evil King Miraz and his army can only mean trouble for Narnia, and Prince Caspian, his nephew and the rightful heir to the throne, fears for his safety and the future of his country. He blows the Great Horn in desperation, summoning Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy to help with his difficult task - that of saving Narnia before its freedom is lost forever.
The third in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by the unforgettable Sir Michael Hordern."e;Where I come from, nearly all the animals talk,"e; said the Horse. "e;The happy land of Narnia."e; His whinny sounded very like a sigh.In The Horse and His Boy, Shasta, a boy on the verge of being sold into slavery, meets Bree, a talking horse who has been kidnapped from Narnia and longs to return there. Together they decide to run away in search of his beloved home. They flee on a wild and dangerous journey through strange cities, eerie tombs and harsh deserts - in search of Narnia, where there is freedom and safety.
The second and most widely known in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by the unforgettable Sir Michael Hordern."e;This is the land of Narnia,"e; said the Faun, "e;where we are now. And you - you have come from the wild woods of the west?"e;"e;I - I got in through the wardrobe in the spare room,"e; said Lucy.Lucy steps into the Professor's wardrobe - but steps out again into a snowy forest. She's stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns... and the wicked White Witch, who terrorises all. Lucy soon realises that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the country's creatures are ever going to be free again...
The first in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by the unforgettable Sir Michael Hordern."e;Congratulate me, my dear boy,"e; said Uncle Andrew, rubbing his hands. "e;My experiment has succeeded. The little girl's gone - vanished - right out of this world."e;After Uncle Andrew's horrible trick, Digory has no choice but to travel over to the Other World in search of poor vanished Polly. Little does he realise that his uncle has unwittingly opened up the doorway to Narnia, a truly magical world, and that their adventures have only just begun...
The fifth in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by the unforgettable Sir Michael Hordern."e;Stop it!"e; cried Eustace. "e;It's some silly trick you are playing! Ow!"e; A great cold salt splash had broken right out of the frame and they were breathless from the smack of it, as well as being wet through.Lucy and Edmund, stuck with their awful cousin Eustace, suddenly find themselves in a picture of a sailing ship - the Dawn Treader - and realise they have been drawn back into the land of Narnia. They are reunited with old friends, the young King Caspian and Reepicheep the mouse on a voyage of discovery to the End of the World...
The sixth in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by the unforgettable Sir Michael Hordern."e;Quick!"e; said Eustace. "e;Hold hands! We mustn't get separated!"e; And before Jill quite knew what was happening, he had pulled her out of the door, out of the school grounds, out of England, out of our whole world into That Place.Eustace and Jill are whisked to the land of Narnia where Aslan, the great Lion, needs their help to find the missing Prince Rilian, Caspian's beloved son. The search takes them through some of the most dangerous underland of Narnia, and into the path of an evil enchantress who has dire plans for the prince...This is the sixth adventure in the exciting Chronicles of Narnia.
The final instalment in the series of the classic fantasy tales - The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by the unforgettable Sir Michael Hordern."e;To my side, all true Narnians! Would you wait till your new masters have killed you all, one by one?"e;It is Narnia's darkest hour. A false Aslan is commanding all Narnians to work for the cruel Calormenes and striking terror into every heart. King Tirian's only hope is to call Eustace and Jill back to Narnia in an attempt to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. But a mighty battle lies ahead...
Narnia ... where horses talk ... where treachery is brewing ... where destiny awaits.On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.Performed by Alex Jennings
One last battle against evil, one final journey to the magical land of Narnia.Narnia ... where the last king makes a stand and sad farewells turn to joy ... where the Adventure begins again.The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia only in time of greatest need -- and that time is now. The great Lion Aslan, the heart of Narnia, is missing. An impostor roams the land in his place, enslaving Aslan's loyal creatures and spreading treachery and lies. Only King Tirian and his small band of loyal followers are left to fight the last battle in this magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.Performed by Patrick Stewart
Open the door and enter a new world.Narnia ... the land beyond the wardrobe door, a secret place frozen in eternal winter ... a magical country waiting to be set free.Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch. When they meet the Lion Aslan, they realize they've been called to a great adventure and bravely join the battle to free Narnia from the Witch's sinister spell.Performed by Michael York
Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set freeWitness the creation of a magical land inThe Magician's Nephew, the first title in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible.This is a stand-alone novel, but if you want to journey back to Narnia, readThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book inThe Chronicles of Narnia.
Deep underground, a web of evil magic holds a prince in captivity.Narnia ... where owls speak, where evil weaves a spell ... where sorcery enslaves the land.Narnia is in peril, and only Eustace and Jill can help. Along with Puddleglum, a gloomy but valiant Marsh-wiggle, they are sent by the mighty lion Aslan to find Prince Rilian, heir to the throne. Their quest leads them past hungry people-eating Giants, and deep into the dark underground. But the true test for this noble band of friends comes when they face an evil witch and her deadly enchantments.Performed by Jeremy Northam
A comprehensive volume containing five of C S Lewis's best known inspirational and spiritual works. This new paperback contains five of C.S.Lewis's classic works, which are no longer available separately but are presented here in paperback as a highly readable and accessible volume. Each title a gem, each page a delight to read, here finally is the chance to own a library of some of the most loved C S Lewis titles - in one volume. The Pilgrim's Regress (1933), Lewis's first prose work' explains in allegory the elusive experience he calls Joy and its part in his conversion. Prayer: Letters to Malcolm (1964) was Lewis's last book in which he corresponds with an imaginary friend on various aspects of prayer. Reflections of the Psalms (1958) shares Lewis's thoughts on the Psalms which he knew almost by heart through daily attendance at his college chapel. The Abolition of Man (1944) examines the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honour in contemporary society. Till We Have Faces (1956), described by Lewis as 'the favourite of all my books', retells and interprets the story of Cupid and Psyche.
The definitive collection of religious essays by C.S. Lewis, plus a selection of letters, brought together in a substantial paperback volume As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S. Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and story-telling. This second volume (of two) collects together all Lewis's religious essays. Grouped together by topic, there are over 50 essays covering The Search for God, Aspects of Faith, The Christian in the World, The Church, and also a selection of his Letters on the subject of Christianity.