The Chronicles of Narnia
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The Chronicles of Narnia

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by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

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Experience all seven tales of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, in one impressive paperback volume!

Epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in this unforgettable world, which has been enchanting readers of all ages for over sixty years

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Experience all seven tales of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, in one impressive paperback volume!

Epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in this unforgettable world, which has been enchanting readers of all ages for over sixty years.

This edition presents the seven books—The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle—unabridged and arranged in C. S. Lewis's preferred order. Each chapter is graced with an illustration by the original artist, Pauline Baynes.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Chronicles of Narnia Series
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All 7 books, unabridged, in 1 volume
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8.92(w) x 6.08(h) x 1.95(d)
870L (what's this?)
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9 - 12 Years

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The Chronicles of Narnia Movie Tie-in Edition Prince Caspian

Chapter Fourteen

How All Were Very Busy

A little before two o'clock, Trumpkin and the Badger sat with the rest of the creatures at the wood's edge looking across at the gleaming line of Miraz's army which was about two arrow-shots away. In between, a square space of level grass had been staked for the combat. At the two far corners stood Glozelle and Sopespian with drawn swords. At the near corners were Giant Wimbleweather and the Bulgy Bear, who in spite of all their warnings was sucking his paws and looking, to tell the truth, uncommonly silly. To make up for this, Glenstorm on the right of the lists, stock-still except when he stamped a hind hoof occasionally on the turf, looked much more imposing than the Telmarine baron who faced him on the left. Peter had just shaken hands with Edmund and the Doctor, and was now walking down to the combat. It was like the moment before the pistol goes at an important race, but very much worse.

"I wish Aslan had turned up before it came to this," said Trumpkin.

"So do I," said Trufflehunter. "But look behind you."

"Crows and crockery!" muttered the Dwarf as soon as he had done so. "What are they? Huge people -- beautiful people -- like gods and goddesses and giants. Hundreds and thousands of them, closing in behind us. What are they?"

"It's the Dryads and Hamadryads and Silvans," said Trufflehunter. "Aslan has wakened them."

"Humph!" said the Dwarf. "That'll be very useful if the enemy try any treachery. But it won't help the High King very much if Miraz proves handier with his sword."

The Badger said nothing, for nowPeter and Miraz were entering the lists from opposite ends, both on foot, both in chain shirts, with helmets and shields. They advanced till they were close together. Both bowed and seemed to speak, but it was impossible to hear what they said. Next moment the two swords flashed in the sunlight. For a second the clash could be heard but it was immediately drowned because both armies began shouting like crowds at a football match.

"Well done, Peter, oh, well done!" shouted Edmund as he saw Miraz reel back a whole pace and a half. "Follow it up, quick!" And Peter did, and for a few seconds it looked as if the fight might be won. But then Miraz pulled himself together -- began to make real use of his height and weight. "Miraz! Miraz! The King! The King!" came the roar of the Telmarines. Caspian and Edmund grew white with sickening anxiety.

"Peter is taking some dreadful knocks," said Edmund.

"Hullo!" said Caspian. "What's happening now?"

"Both falling apart," said Edmund. "A bit blown, I expect. Watch. Ah, now they're beginning again, more scientifically this time. Circling round and round, feeling each other's defences."

"I'm afraid this Miraz knows his work," muttered the Doctor. But hardly had he said this when there was such a clapping and baying and throwing up of hoods among the Old Narnians that it was nearly deafening.

"What was it? What was it?" asked the Doctor. "My old eyes missed it."

"The High King has pricked him in the armpit," said Caspian, still clapping. "Just where the arm-hole of the hauberk let the point through. First blood."

"It's looking ugly again, now, though," said Edmund. "Peter's not using his shield properly. He must be hurt in the left arm."

It was only too true. Everyone could see that Peter's shield hung limp. The shouting of the Telmarines redoubled.

"You've seen more battles than I," said Caspian. "Is there any chance now?"

"Precious little," said Edmund. "I suppose he might just do it. With luck."

"Oh, why did we let it happen at all?" said Caspian.

Suddenly all the shouting on both sides died down. Edmund was puzzled for a moment. Then he said, "Oh, I see. They've both agreed to a rest. Come on, Doctor. You and I may be able to do something for the High King." They ran down to the lists and Peter came outside the ropes to meet them, his face red and sweaty, his chest heaving.

"Is your left arm wounded?" asked Edmund.

"It's not exactly a wound," Peter said. "I got the full weight of his shoulder on my shield -- like a load of bricks -- and the rim of the shield drove into my wrist. I don't think it's broken, but it might be a sprain. If you could tie it up very tight I think I could manage."

While they were doing this, Edmund asked anxiously, "What do you think of him, Peter?"

"Tough," said Peter. "Very tough. I have a chance if I can keep him on the hop till his weight and short wind come against him -- in this hot sun too. To tell the truth, I haven't much chance else. Give my love to -- to everyone at home, Ed, if he gets me. Here he comes into the lists again. So long, old chap. Goodbye, Doctor. And I say, Ed, say something specially nice to Trumpkin. He's been a brick."

Edmund couldn't speak. He walked back with the Doctor to his own lines with a sick feeling in his stomach.

But the new bout went well. Peter now seemed to be able to make some use of his shield, and he certainly made good use of his feet. He was almost playing Tig with Miraz now, keeping out of range, shifting his ground, making the enemy work.

"Coward!" booed the Telmarines. "Why don't you stand up to him? Don't you like it, eh? Thought you'd come to fight, not dance. Yah!"

"Oh, I do hope he won't listen to them," said Caspian.

The Chronicles of Narnia Movie Tie-in Edition Prince Caspian. Copyright © by C. Lewis. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. <%END%>

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The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 614 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The "Narnia" stories themselves are wonderful, of course. The major problem with the set is that the books are numbered to correspond with the chronological order in which the stories are set -- rather than the chronological order in which Lewis wrote them. Narnia beginners will find this confusing. The excellent illustrations are the originals but have been more recently colored by the original artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles of Narnia set are what dreams are made of. The Witch, The Wardrobe, The Lion is a longing journey to our imagination. The writing of Narnia is fantastic. The characters and creatures are the best to be found. But the real magic comes when not only the time you find these books to be your inner fantasy world to bloom, but that of your children. From day one I have been enthralled by the magic of Narnia. But the real magic happened to me when I saw my son reading Narnia to himself in his room. Hours passed, he continued 'till he fell to sleep. The following day when he came home from school he resumed reading from which he left. For three days my son continued through the first book to it's end. My little boy never before showed any interest in reading before, especially since the time he suffered a serious illness when he was young. The magic of Narnia has done more than I could have dreamed for my little boy. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These classics will stand the test of time, but seem to be better read in the original order, with 'Lion, Witch, Wardrobe' coming first... I'm not sure why they changed it (or who changed it.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books will shake your world and move you to the core of your being. Lewis' interpretation of heaven in 'The Last Battle' is truly inspired... you can feel God talking to you through Lewis. I'm not trying to turn anyone off by sounding like a religious nut, but these books have profoundly influenced my faith and given me hope and courage (of which I need all that I can get as a 19-year- old living in Southern California). If you aren't looking for a spiritual message (which I wasn't when I started reading them), these books are still full of action, adventure, and Lewis' great sense of humor. Recommended for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Few books have really inspired me, but that would seem odd by the looks of me. I'm only 14, but I'm totally hooked on reading. Just 2 days ago I finished this series of books, and I have been wanting to write my own novel since I was 5 or 6, but absolutely nothing really made me think about it, and now I do. I read the first book, The Magician's Nephew, about a year ago but I never really took much interest in it. I think you have to be a bit older and more mature to fully appreciate the quality of these books. Like a good movie, only better, these books will make you laugh, cry, and altogether just wish you could be in Narnia too. Who could ask for more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to find a hardback collection but couldn't find any without the pictures from the movie on them. I bought this set, a little hesitant, but I couldn't be happier with it. The books are well-made and the illustrations are really nice. The stories, of course, are just lovely. HIghly recommend!!
Veeren More than 1 year ago
First off, this box set is much smaller than you think. I remember reading a few books in the series when I was younger, so I decided to get this. The books are great, and they look amazing. There's no 'yellow seal' as the other reviewer said, and the box looks beautiful. The series is excellent and leaves nothing to be said. You just have to read it yourself to enjoy it. Each book is short, however, and can be finished within a day. However that doesnt take away from how good the series is.
BookLover1010 More than 1 year ago
I loved this boxed set. I have read these book many times over the years and I am a collector of books. I had purchased the leather bound edition of these book at a local Barnes and Noble store because on the webiste it had said full-color illustrations, but they were black and white. They also only had illustrations on the chapter pages. I believe they have since changed the description online. I was disappointed. This is the only full-color edition I could find. I always prefer hardcover when I can get them but there were no hardcover, full-color editions I could find. So for paperback these exeeded my expectations. The pages are thick and glossy and it includes all original illustrations in full color. It is amazing!! I love it. The kids won't be allowed to touch this one!
Kenziegirlxo More than 1 year ago
Timeless. These 7 books are so consistent with each other that you can read them as a whole. You can enjoy them at 14 or 84. It is a fairy tale for all ages. I have had my set for years and will pass them on to my children. When I was young the Chronicles of Narnia inspired me to read more books. They are easy to understand and entertain as well as teaching life lessons. Definitely one of my favorites.
Samantha-Issac More than 1 year ago
This is a series you can read over and over throughout life. I read these books to my daughters when they were little, enjoying it more than they did, I think! Now I have the set for my grandchildren and will read it to them. This wonderful story of good and evil never goes out of style.
Kairuh More than 1 year ago
I think this may just be the best value I've ever gotten for my money when it comes to a book/CD/DVD purchase. These audio dramas are magnificently done. This is much more than just a narration or reading of the book. It really comes alive. In fact, I much prefer these audio dramas to the recent movies! If you are a fan of the Chronicles of Narnia do not pass up the opportunity to own these magnificent dramas. I would also strongly recommend these to fans of the Adventures in Odyssey radio dramas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
C.S. Lewis is an amazing person. It takes a great mind to be able to creat books like these. They are wonderful, and get hooked easily. You can also learn a thing or two from these, and I love them. I read them over and ever, because they never get old. I LOVE THESE BOOKS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles of Narnia does always get the attention it deserves, yet these loveable stories have been a source of delight for millions. Whenever my students are looking for something to read (and they're interested in Harry Potter), I suggest they take a look at The Chronicles of Narnia. My all time favorite in the series is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Another new series that I've just discovered (and had the privilege of pre-reading) are Robert Stanek's Keeper Martin's Tales (The Kingdoms & The Elves Of The Reaches Book I, The Kingdoms & The Elves Of The Reaches Book II) and Ruin Mist Tales (The Elf Queen & The King Book I, The Elf Queen & The King Book II). I compare these books favorably to Narnia in every way! Keep reading, keeping learning, keep growing!
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Hbanana22 More than 1 year ago
My boys are enjoying this series immensely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great gift for a young reader.
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Stories are not new, but new to me. Good reading, with interesting deeper meaning. Grandkids got me reading the series.
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Howes More than 1 year ago
These seven books in the set are suitable for both adults and children. I first read them while in college and owned them at that time. Realized later that I no longer had them and wanted to re-read all of them so I bought the series again. I have the DVD of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Love this series. Many lessons to be learned by both adults and children. It is fantasy at its very best.
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marla16 More than 1 year ago
I had bought this original at border when it was going out of business. I've listen to the first book, so far so good.