The Chronicles of Narnia Complete 7-Book Collection with Bonus Book: Boxen [NOOK Book]

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This collection contains all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia without art, to appeal to older readers. This special ebook edition includes an introduction by C. S. Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, and full text and art for Lewis's very first work—Boxen!

Experience C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia in its entirety—The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn ...

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Overview

This collection contains all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia without art, to appeal to older readers. This special ebook edition includes an introduction by C. S. Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, and full text and art for Lewis's very first work—Boxen!

Experience C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia in its entirety—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. This bundle comes with a special introduction by Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis's stepson, for a behind-the-scenes look at Lewis while he was writing the book.

The Chronicles of Narnia has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into magical lands with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. Epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in this unforgettable world.

And then discover the world before Narnia with Boxen, a collection of stories written by C. S. Lewis and his brother when they were children, with the authors' own delightful illustrations. For every reader who has been captivated by the magic of Narnia, Boxen will open a window to another enchanted land and offer the first glimmer of C. S. Lewis's amazing creativity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062245762
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Chronicles of Narnia
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 2300
  • Sales rank: 17,275
  • Age range: 8 years
  • File size: 39 MB
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Meet the Author

C. S. Lewis

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 Literature 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 one hundred million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Biography

C. S. Lewis was famous both as a fiction writer and as a Christian thinker, and his biographers and critics sometimes divide his personality in two: the storyteller and the moral educator, the "dreamer" and the "mentor." Yet a large part of Lewis's appeal, for both his audiences, lay in his ability to fuse imagination with instruction. "Let the pictures tell you their own moral," he once advised writers of children's stories. "But if they don't show you any moral, don't put one in. ... The only moral that is of any value is that which arises inevitably from the whole cast of the author's mind."

Storytelling came naturally to Lewis, who spent the rainy days of his childhood in Ireland writing about an imaginary world he called Boxen. His first published novel, Out of the Silent Planet, tells the story of a journey to Mars; its hero was loosely modeled on his friend and fellow Cambridge scholar J.R.R. Tolkien. Lewis enjoyed some popularity for his Space Trilogy (which continues in Perelandra and That Hideous Strength), but nothing compared to that which greeted his next imaginative journey, to an invented world of fauns, dwarfs, and talking animals -- a world now familiar to millions of readers as Narnia.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first book of the seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia, began as "a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood," according to Lewis. Years after that image first formed in his mind, others bubbled up to join it, producing what Kate Jackson, writing in Salon, called "a fascinating attempt to compress an almost druidic reverence for wild nature, Arthurian romance, Germanic folklore, the courtly poetry of Renaissance England and the fantastic beasts of Greek and Norse mythology into an entirely reimagined version of what's tritely called 'the greatest story ever told.'"

The Chronicles of Narnia was for decades the world's bestselling fantasy series for children. Although it was eventually superseded by Harry Potter, the series still holds a firm place in children's literature and the culture at large. (Narnia even crops up as a motif in Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel The Corrections). Its last volume appeared in 1955; in that same year, Lewis published a personal account of his religious conversion in Surprised by Joy. The autobiography joined his other nonfiction books, including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce, as an exploration of faith, joy and the meaning of human existence.

Lewis's final work of fiction, Till We Have Faces, came out in 1956. Its chilly critical reception and poor early sales disappointed Lewis, but the book's reputation has slowly grown; Lionel Adey called it the "wisest and best" of Lewis's stories for adults. Lewis continued to write about Christianity, as well as literature and literary criticism, for several more years. After his death in 1963, The New Yorker opined, "If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels."

Good To Know

The imposing wardrobe Lewis and his brother played in as children is now in Wheaton, Illinois, at the Wade Center of Wheaton College, which also houses the world's largest collection of Lewis-related documents, according to The Christian Science Monitor.

The 1994 movie, Shadowlands, based on the play of the same name, cast Anthony Hopkins as Lewis. It tells the story of his friendship with, and then marriage to, an American divorcee named Joy Davidman (played by Debra Winger), who died of cancer four years after their marriage. Lewis's own book about coping with that loss, A Grief Observed, was initially published under the pseudonym N. W. Clerk.

Several poems, stories, and a novel fragment published after Lewis's death have come under scrutiny as possible forgeries. On one side of the controversy is Walter Hooper, a trustee of Lewis's estate and editor of most of his posthumous works; on the other is Kathryn Lindskoog, a Lewis scholar who began publicizing her suspicions in 1988. Scandal or kooky conspiracy theory? The verdict's still out among readers.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Clive Staples Lewis (real name); Clive Hamilton, N.W. Clerk, Nat Whilk; called "Jack" by his friends
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 29, 1898
    2. Place of Birth:
      Belfast, Nothern Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 22, 1963
    2. Place of Death:
      Headington, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Someone please explain to me why this bundle is $9.65 more expen

    Someone please explain to me why this bundle is $9.65 more expensive than the paperback boxed set, not to mention $1.06 more expensive than buying the seven Nook books individually? And by explain, I mean an explanation that isn't pure PR bulls**t? I had put this on my Wish List, but after further consideration I'm taking it off. This is a rip-off, plain and simple.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Garbage

    Pre-ordered in JUL 2012 with promised date of Dec 2012, now it's showing as Nov 2013...what kind of hocus scam is this!?

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    amazing

    these books are very exspensive but its worth it they are full of adventure and once you start reading them cant stop. READ THEM!!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    This is supposed to be half off until November 25, and every oth

    This is supposed to be half off until November 25, and every other e-reader company has it but Nook.  Why is it not half off??  iTunes, Amazon, even the publishers site as it at $25, but it seems Barnes and Noble has decided they are better than those companies.  How about you fix this so I can get my sister her favorite book collection for Christmas!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2013

    Having the Chronicles of Narnia as a set is very convenient and

    Having the Chronicles of Narnia as a set is very convenient and helpful. An excellent series of books for your Christian life. They read well on my N1E and my iPad Mini. Much easier to read on the iPad Mini.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Not working

    Almost a year after purchase, finnally got it, and it will not open on my nook!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Good to much $

    I love this book but im not paying $54 for something i can get foe $20 inn hardback :(

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    :) ;) ,) !)

    Fdhhdggdvdvdvdggsgdghcwedgdffrfhgvdyhhhedxgdhrhrtuutyyevsgswffsgqvxvxxbxbcbebbhhgtcrcrtewywertyuiooplljkhvfddxpollywollydoidleghjcdxeedb but seriously. Love tgese vooks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    hi

    Hay talk tomorrow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Aqua

    Will be on today and wensday not thuresday this week

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Money

    I have yet to read the books yet and i dont have the 50 dollars to buy it so why would spen that much money when i can read them for free from the public library. ={)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Lucas

    Okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Aqua

    Im really sorry about thuresday and............i kimda got locked out of camp again ;(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    BeST BOOKEVER

    It was perfect

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Naria

    These book are so good!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Hahaha

    These books were a great read when i was 9 yrs old and hard to impress. Now im 13 and ive loved these books ever since!!!!

    -lamp post lover:{)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    AMAZING!

    I loved the novels, i'd never had the chance to read them and they are amazing. At first I wished that the novels weren't all in one book, but now I really like it, it's like I never have to stop reading :D

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