A collection of quotes and excerpts with black-and-white art from all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wisdom of Narnia is a charming compilation of Narnian words of comfort and inspiration that speaks volumes in just 60 pages.
More than sixty years since C. S. Lewis first captivated readers with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the characters of The Chronicles of Narnia continue to enchant us with the wit, observations, and truths that have made millions of fans take them to heart for a lifetime. To read Narnians' thoughts about their world is to see deeper into our own.
Discover more Narnian wisdom by reading the entire series: 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.
About the Author
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 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 100 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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Wisdom of Narnia is a gift book, and it was given to me as a gift. Reading from the front inside cover, it says, "To read the Narnians' thoughts about their world is to see deeper into our own. Here is a collection of the best quotes and excerpts from all seven books . . ."Since it is a gift book, which is also confirmed on the inside front cover, it is not exhaustive, and to say that it is the best quotes and excerpts is to say that a spoonful from some of my wife's recipes are the best spoonfuls.Yet they are good quotes. The Chronicles of Narnia are children's books fit for adults because of their creative wisdom contained therein. The quotes bring back the the memory of the stories, refreshing and nostalgic as if one were reading the books again. The quotes are divided up into headings, which lends a sort of commentary to the passage being quoted. For example, a quote from King Lune of Archenland, which states, "The king's under the law, for the law makes him the king," is compiled under the heading, "True Leadership," thus making the passage one that can be meditated upon.To be sure there are quotes and excerpts that I find missing form the book, but the fact that it brings to my mind that they are missing is a mark that a good job was done in selecting good quotes.The pictures from the original artist of the book are also enchanting and add to the enjoyment of the book.The book is one that can be dipped into on a slow day and enjoyed.
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