The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

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Overview

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children, published in 1950. It is one of the most popular children's books, especially in England. Most of the novel is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures that is ruled by the evil White Witch.

four English children are relocated to a large, old country house following a wartime evacuation. The youngest, Lucy, visits Narnia three times via the magic of a wardrobe in a spare room. Lucy's three siblings are with her on her third visit to Narnia. In Narnia, the siblings seem fit to fulfill an old prophecy and find themselves adventuring to save Narnia and their own lives. The lion Aslan gives his life to save one of the children; he later rises from the dead, vanquishes the White Witch, and crowns the children Kings and Queens of Narnia.

Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are evacuated from London in 1940, to escape the Blitz and sent to live with an old professor at a large house in the English countryside. Soon after arriving at the professor's house, the children are exploring the place when Lucy enters a wardrobe that leads her into snowy woodland with a lamp-post.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784871879491
Publisher: Ishi Press
Publication date: 04/11/2020
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 905,111
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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

Education:

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

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