The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

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...if you weren’t reared on them, their problematic aspects might prove too much. At their best, however, The Chronicles of Narnia have wonderful, growing characters, a uniquely Narnian atmosphere, and give children a way to ponder theological questions
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A perfect gift for all Narnia fans - now with film tie-in boxed set cover. The seven chronicles of Narnia are brought together in this beautifully presented slipcase. The books feature stunning fantasy artwork by Cliff Nielsen and the slipcase features exclusive imagery from the breath-taking feature film.
 

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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, "Jack" to his intimates, was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. His mother died when he was 10 years old and his lawyer father allowed Lewis and his brother Warren extensive freedom. The pair were extremely close and they took full advantage of this freedom, learning on their own and frequently enjoying games of make-believe. These early activities led to Lewis's lifelong attraction to fantasy and mythology, often reflected in his writing. He enjoyed writing about, and reading, literature of the past, publishing such works as the award-winning The Allegory of Love (1936), about the period of history known as the Middle Ages. Although at one time Lewis considered himself an atheist, he soon became fascinated with religion. He is probably best known for his books for young adults, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series. This fantasy series, as well as such works as The Screwtape Letters (a collection of letters written by the devil), is typical of the author's interest in mixing religion and mythology, evident in both his fictional works and nonfiction articles. Lewis served with the Somerset Light Infantry in World War I; for nearly 30 years he served as Fellow and tutor of Magdalen College at Oxford University. Later, he became Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. C.S. Lewis married late in life, in 1957, and his wife, writer Joy Davidman, died of cancer in 1960. He remained at Cambridge until his death on November 22, 1963.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by HarperCollins. 528 pages
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Reviewed by Ted Gioia on Jul 02 2009

...The Chronicles of Narnia have an almost inexhaustible richness. Moreover, the stories are built on such enduring themes of youthful wish-fulfillment, that they are likely to hold their charm for later generations.

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Reviewed by Ted Gioia on Jul 02 2009

You cannot reduce this work to a catechism any more than you need to believe in Zeus and Athena in order to appreciate Homer. Lewis’s work has enjoyed its well-deserved popularity because it is built on an acute psychological understanding of human nature, not dogma.

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Reviewed by Steve Bonta on Dec 10 2010

Their power to uplift as well as to entertain, unrivaled in children’s literature, make them genuinely worthy of inclusion in the home library of any Christian.

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on May 31 2012

The Chronicles of Narnia have remained popular for decades upon decades now, making it part of the exclusive club of books which stood the test of time… the best part is that you can get them all in one set.

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The Literary Omnivore

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on Dec 04 2010

...if you weren’t reared on them, their problematic aspects might prove too much. At their best, however, The Chronicles of Narnia have wonderful, growing characters, a uniquely Narnian atmosphere, and give children a way to ponder theological questions

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Reviewed by Marina G on Jan 09 2014

...I just can’t dislike the series. It’s too deeply embedded in my childhood and my love for reading; too many wonderful things have come from my love of those stories for me to stop loving them. And you know what? Sometimes, when I’m feeling incredibly nostalgic, I still go back and reread the whole thing.

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