Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by Devin Brown
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Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Devin Brown

Join award-winning author Devin Brown as he takes readers on a fascinating journey to the land of Narnia. Whether you’re a longtime fan of The Chronicles of Narnia or are just discovering them for the first time, you will be amazed and inspired as you undertake your very own chapter-by-chapter guided tour of C. S. Lewis’s beloved classics.

Learn more about the book that started it all—The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe—and about its creator, C. S. Lewis. Discover how Professor Lewis first came to write his wonderful story about a magical land where it is always winter and never Christmas. Uncover the story-behind-the-story of how four children and a great lion named Aslan brought springtime back and rescued its inhabitants (beavers, fauns, and even centaurs) from the spell of the evil White Witch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426785559
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Devin Brown is a Lilly Scholar and a Professor of English at Asbury University where he teaches a class on Lewis and Tolkien. He is the author of The Christian World of the Hobbit and Hobbit Lessons, both published by Abingdon Press. He has spoken at Lewis and Tolkien conferences in the UK and the U.S. Devin has published numerous essays on Lewis and Tolkien, including those written for,,, and Devin earned a PhD at the University of South Carolina and currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
HisHannah More than 1 year ago
Everything the other reviewers said about this book is true. I enjoyed every minute of reading it and learned a lot. 
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an English teacher and with all of the excitement that readers feel over Narnia with the quick approach of the Narnia movies, I took a chance and decided to start a Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe book club for interested students. I was quite nervous becuase I didn't feel that I had enough knowledge on the books, but after reading Inside Narnia, I feel much more prepared, and much more 'Inside Narnia' myself. The book is a great tool if you want to teach the Lewis' novel. Brown's book is layed out chapter by chapter for easy reference and contains valuable connections to Lewis' other works (including page numbers in the other works!). Having attended Asbury College, I have had the chance to hear Dr. Brown speak on occasion about C.S. Lewis and greatly anticipated this book. His love for Lewis' works comes out in his ability to make them come alive to readers of all ages. While attending Asbury College I desperately wanted to take Dr. Brown's C.S. Lewis class because I knew it was a great opportunity, but I never had the chance. After reading Inside Narnia, I feel like I have been able to make up the fact that I didn't get a chance to take the class.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If 'The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy' is written for philosophy buffs, 'Inside Narnia' is written for literature lovers. Here is the book that English literature professors at colleges everywhere have been praying for - a preface to 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' in the tradition of C. S. Lewis's 'Preface to Paradise Lost.' This is a smart, critical guide through Narnia, with Devin Brown dropping glorious bits of 'behind the scenes' information and careful analysis. Like any good critic, Brown's book enchants his subject, sending us back to it with renewed interest. Like any good tour guide, Brown speaks in a clear and accessible style, navigating Lewis's literary and biographical sources with ease - pointing out the similarities to (among others) J. R. R. Tolkien, who was both a literary and real-life influence on Lewis. A delightful read, for those who identify with Peter, all the way up to those of us a bit more like the Professor. *****Phil Tallon - St Andrews, Scotland*****
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) is remembered for two things - his great works of Christian theology (Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, and many more) and his Chronicles of Narnia books. Now, many books have been published on the theology of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (TLWW), but this book looks at TLWW as a work of literature. Going through TLWW chapter by chapter, and indeed section by section, Dr. Devin G. Brown (professor of English at Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky), gives the reader a fascinating commentary on what is happening and what it means. I must say that this is a surprisingly fascinating book! The author begins with the dedication at the beginning of TLWW, and goes through the entirety of the book, explaining and clarifying just about everything. Now, don't get the idea that this book is a dry academic work. In fact, the author does an excellent job of hold the reader's interest. If you are a fan of C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, then this is the book for you. It provides the reader with a deep understanding of this seemingly simple Christian classic, telling you things you never would have guessed. I highly recommend this book.
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