The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by C. S. Lewis

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435117150
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 08/13/2009
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, theologian, broadcaster, and lecturer. He is best known for his fictional works, including The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy, and The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the second book in the seven-book Narnia series, often tops must-read lists of classic children's literature; the series has been adapted for film, radio, TV, and the stage.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England


Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 172 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been searching for a hardback version of the Chronicles of Narina for a while and this is the most beautiful copy I've seen. I love that the books are ordered in the way the author intended and that there is an explanation in the back as why they are arranged in this way. I'm very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone who loves C.S. Lewis.
Whisperia More than 1 year ago
I figure most who order this have likely already read these stories, so rather than review the writing, I'll review the book itself, since I bought it specifically because it's a leather bound edition. I love leather bound books, but have shied away from filling up my home library with them because of the cost. As a Canadian, I usually do my online book shopping at Canadian retailers and But I read about the buy-one-get-one-for-$10 promotion Barnes & Noble recently had on their Leatherbound Classics collection in Entertainment Weekly and came here to check them out. While this is not an extensive collection of books, there is certainly a good variety of titles with broad appeal. I fully intend to pick up more of these and hope that Barnes & Noble continues to add to this library. The book itself is beautiful. The cover art is lovely, and is perfectly suited to the stories within it. The map of Narnia on the endsheets adds to the experience of reading the book, as you can flip to it as you go through the stories and visualize where the characters are traveling to in their adventures. The paper the stories are printed on, while thin, feels substantial, and the gilded edges give the book an overall feeling of richness. The typeface is easy to read, and the illustrations at the top of each chapter are enjoyable. It feels like a sturdy, well-bound book. I am not hearing the glue cracking like I often do in low quality publications. The quality of this book is shocking for the low price, and I'd recommend the purchase of these editions to anyone who loves books. All in all, a remarkable value for a beautiful book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please reprint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book needs to be re-printed. 
-June_Allison More than 1 year ago
I adore the Chronicles of Narnia, and would urge Barnes and Noble to reprint this book, as no one except Bill Gates can afford to spend a house payment on a book. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
please reprint. PLEASE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love The Chronicles of Narnia. Having all seven books together on a single hardback volume is amazing. However, I have noticed that not all of the original illustrations drawn by Pauline Baynes are included in this edition. There are several missing illustrations in each chapter of the books. For example, in The Magician's Nephew, the illustration of Diggory's uncle from the first chapter is missing. There are many other missing illustrations, I won't list them all.
Susuford More than 1 year ago
I first encountered the Chronicles of Narnia in high school. From the first chapter I was enthralled, and greedily searched for all the other books in the series. They took me to another place, and filled both my mind and heart with wonder and a childlike joy. As a college student, I shared them with my young cousins, reading them aloud each evening. When I grew up and became a teacher, I was thrilled to read them them aloud to my third grade students, and then later to my own children. And I still pick them up to read alone as a special treat. Today I find myself judging other books by the standard they created in my mind. A truly good book is one that reminds me a little of the Chronicles of Narnia. And these books led me to discover all the other wonderful and varied works of C.S. Lewis. Part of the magic of these books is that I always see something new, and have some new thought to ponder. C.S. Lewis was a genius of storytelling, and he knew how to plumb the deeper truths of Christian thought and how to distill essence of Christianity. I recommend the Narnia books to children, teens, parents, or adults. They transcend age and will find a place in your hearts and minds forever. And this lovely, leather bound edition would be a beautiful addition to any library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been building up a Barnes and Noble Leather bound Classics collection and have been looking forward to the addition of the Chronicles of Narnia to my bookcase and was thoroughly disappointed to discover it was out of stock and would cost $400 to purchase a new one. I have loved this series since I was a little girl and my Daddy would read them to me and I hope Barnes and Noble will correct this mistake and continue to print them. As soon as this book is available I will be the first to purchase it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please tell me you will have this back in stock soon. I really want this version but $199.00 is insane. Especially compared to everything else on this site.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please re-print this book. It's so beautiful and is very sad that it is not available anymore. You really have to re-print it, a lot of people want this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AdashoChandler More than 1 year ago
This is the best seven book edition I have ever seen. Barnes and Noble needs to REPRINT this. The font size is perfect, the bound leather durable and the cover makes for a beautiful edition. It needs a reprint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new edition of this book needs to be made. So many people are wanting this in their collection but can't afford it. Please listen to the people Barnes & Noble!
funnysunny More than 1 year ago
It is a tale of triumph, love, compassion. With a lot of religious significance and meaning to it. Lots of adventure, excitement--the story of good wins over evil personified, which is, in a sense, Christianity.
Kats2 More than 1 year ago
Please restock!!!
AmordeDios More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this series! I've read them all about 7 times. I first read them when I was in elementary school, and then over and over again now that I'm an adult. One misses so much when one's a child. These books have truths for all ages. The cover of this volume is beautiful, and it has the original artwork that we've all grown up with and love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely stunning. All the magnificent books into one beautifully made leather bound book. The texture of the outside is marvelous, while when you open it up inside, the front and back cover show the map of Narnia. The pages themselves are lined with a gold color along the edge and all the books are arranged nicely. Another great thing about the book is that it has its own ribbon bookmark attached with it, so you can always place it where you leave off. This is a perfect hardcover book for any Narnian readers and fans.
GreenTea More than 1 year ago
This collection is fantastic. It was recently given to me from my fiance as a birthday gift and I have not been able to put it down. I love how all the books are collected, or chronicled, into this one beautiful edition. I also love how the books are in chronological order, rather than written order, as I know that is a big controversy among Narnia fans. You cannot beat the price for the quality of this collection. Now I only wish that Barnes & Noble would publish an edition like this of L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz" series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is beautifully bound. It is wonderful to have the whole collection in one book. I would recommend this as a great gift or collectors item
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I found this! My copy was the last copy in the store, and this appears to only be a holiday item. It made a wonderful gift for my sister who loved these books as a child. I would love to see B&N come out with more of these editions in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is well worth getting it all in one leather bound form. The stories are timeless and the package makes it all the more beautiful. Defiantly a good gift or personal collection item.
tdlh74 More than 1 year ago
Perfect "whole family" book. Timeless, This book will still be enjoyed in 100 years. Leather bound makes a great gift.
bryanohio More than 1 year ago
how does one rate a classic? what makes the chronicles of narnia so enduring is the sincerity and sense of wonder with which cs lewis wrote them. they are bravely sentimental and satisfy what every kid dreams would happen to them as they engage in imaginative play. to step into a wardrobe only to find oneself in a wondrous world where you get to be a king or queen on a heroic quest. and what child has not stared longingly at some painting, picturing themselves in the scenery wishing only to get sucked into some fantastic escapade therein... the characters are easy to fall in love with, particularly the honest hearted and faithful lucy and of course the awe inspiring great lion, aslan. while the christian overtones are obvious, one does not need to be one to appreciate the universal morals of faith, friendship, honesty and courage. barnes and noble do an outstanding job, as usual, of binding these treasures together. the volume is beautiful to look at and comfortable to read. a must have for anyones bookshelf.
Elseanore More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles are the childrens grand equivalent to the Lord of the Rings for adults! This version in particular is exceptionaly grand because of the amazing binding. This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys fantasy adventures, whether you are old or young, or even if you just like to collect them. These stories are exceptional, and not even that word is a good enough fit for this book! As famous as these stories are, i am thrilled to finally know that they have been beautifully bound to match these phenominal stories that it holds!