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The Chronicles Of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia (chronological order) #1–7)

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Now you can discover the magic of the world of Narnia when you read all seven books in this exciting bind-up. With a film tie-in cover, this book will be a hit with children and adults alike.
Paperback, 767 pages
Published February 4th 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1956)
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Eleanor The books are set in chronological order as they are set in Narnia but should be read in the following order;
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,
The books are set in chronological order as they are set in Narnia but should be read in the following order;
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,
Prince Caspian,
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,
The Silver Chair,
The Horse and His Boy,
The Magician's Nephew,
The Last Battle.(less)
Nevermore Yes! Trust me, try it :) They have a different feel to them compared to the movies and the writing is wonderful.
Also, there are seven books and only…more
Yes! Trust me, try it :) They have a different feel to them compared to the movies and the writing is wonderful.
Also, there are seven books and only three of them have been made into movies so far. If you are not sure about reading "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" because you've seen the first movie, maybe start with "The Magician's Nephew" which has been released later but is the first one chronologically. It serves as kind of a prequel or origins story to all the other books and shows how Narnia and all the other worlds came into existence, how the witch came to Narnia, ...
Enjoy ;)

[If you count "The Magician's Nephew" as book 1, the movies are based on books 2, 4 and 5.
I can also recommend book 3, it is almost entirely based on different characters than the ones from the movies, which is why they filmed 4 and 5 first.](less)
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AJ Griffin
Jul 02, 2007 AJ Griffin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: christians, people who love lions
When the Lion/Witch/Wardrobe movie came out a while ago, some dude accosted me and said "Dude, the fucking right wing media is trying to say that the Narnia books are all about fucking Christianity!!!"

No shit. I figured that out when I was 9.

But who cares? If you can't enjoy these books at all, there is no child alive inside of you. And if you've got no child inside you, you're not very much fun at all, are you?
Kat Kennedy
I discovered The Chronicles of Narnia when I was six years old halfway through my first year of school. I had discovered the joys of our school library and I still remember the day and the exact shelf where I found The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was the lowest shelf, the one that rested on the ground and I had to crouch down to wiggle the book out from amongst its peers. By the time I'd finished first grade I'd read them all and searched high and low for any book series that could be a ...more
Nandakishore Varma
Quick review

Terrific fantasy setting and storyline spoilt by extremely unsubtle allegory and (as the story progresses) excessive Christian preachiness. Warning: Racial stereotypes abound and may offend.

Recommended for adults who thrive in a Christian religious environment or those who can overlook these aspects totally and enjoy the story. Not for gullible children, unless accompanied by a discerning adult.

Detailed review

I won't insult the intelligence of respected GoodReaders by giving a sy
Christian Guzman
Overall I would give this book 3 stars. Below I have provided specific ratings/reviews for each story. At first I was skeptical about reading the book in chronological order as opposed to publication order. Now that I look back at it, it works well both ways. I also had some trouble at first with the way the style of writing was presented, but I got used to it pretty quickly. The world of Narnia is well written and detailed thanks to C.S Lewis. I can safely say that I liked the introduction of e ...more
Michael Finocchiaro
Read this as a kid and re-read later on, these 7 books were a great form of escapism despite the somewhat overbearing Christian symbolism that is pervasive throughout. The movies did NOT to the books justice but the animated film about Lion, Witch and Wardrobe was actually OK. A must for kids.
The Magician's Nephew is easily the best story of the Chronicles. First of all, it's the least overtly religious. There is a creation-of-the-world element, but it's not our world so it seems more fantastic than religious. Not only is there a veil over the religiosity, there's so much creativity in this story: the magical rings, the in-between place, the Deplorable Word, the founding of Narnia.

Starting with The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, the religiosity becomes noticeable, with the Witch
Apr 19, 2008 Jaclyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: absolutely EVERYONE!
I can't even begin to count how many times I've read "The Chronicles of Narnia." The truly amazing thing about these books is that each time you read them, they magically become more complex, more meaningful and more beautiful. I first read "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" when I was about seven or eight years old and I did not get it at all. Sure, I followed the story, but the deeper meaning was completely lost on me. Someone later told me that it was a Christian story and when I read the ...more
Joshua Gabriel (Forever Bookish Josh)
Apr 03, 2016 Joshua Gabriel (Forever Bookish Josh) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone on Earth
The 2005 film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was what made me want to read this thick, heavenly book. Little yet valiant Lucy was very close to my heart, as well as her siblings who occasionally thought she was crazy. I was so enthralled by the movie, and I asked my parents if they could buy me the series for my birthday.

My uncle in the US was the one who granted my wish. Tee-hee. After buying this collection from Barnes & Noble, he immediately had it shipped all the way
Apr 18, 2007 Mer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood

(Click the above link to read professor Carol Zaleski's interesting take of the seething religious/political furor surrounding these classics.)

I pined for Narnia in the most broken, sad way when I was a little girl.

Obviously, I had no knowledge of any Christian subtext when I first read "Da Chroni *WHUT* cles". I remember devouring them in much the same way that children are now tearing through the Harry Potter series. Lewis's lavish descriptions of fauns
Mar 28, 2008 whalesister rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
I read the entire series, one right after another, eight times in a row when I got them for Christmas in fourth grade. Obviously I loved them then. Just finished reading them again to Eric, my 8-year-old, and loved them maybe just as must as I did as a 10-year-old. Eric couldn't stop giggling through the last pages of Horse and His Boy, which we had to reread when we finished the rest, since it was his favorite. We're starting Prince Caspian again, too--another favorite. I realized this go aroun ...more
Hasham Rasool
I loved this book Alhamdulillah.

I have seen seen 'Chronicles of Narnia' movie trilogy. I think the first one was the best in movie trilogy.
Aug 16, 2007 Jarod rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A mostly well-written, very imaginative, thoroughly enjoyable read. The narration is warm and witty, the protagonists are well developed and likable but not perfect (written perfectly, but with flaws that give the stories depth), and the settings are vivid and fantastic (remember those loony one-footed invisible things that hop around? and the ending, when the boat sails over that undersea city and then into the clouds at the edge of the world?).

I'm always annoyed when people confound the qualit
R. Kitt
Childhood favorite!
Mar 28, 2008 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how you can see Aslan as Jesus giving up his life for us. And the greater power or deaper magic that brings him back to life
Apr 10, 2008 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis is one of the books in his series, the Chronicles of Narnia in which Christianity is portrayed through various fantasy creatures. God, for instance is portrayed as a talking Lion. What a wonderful series! What child hasn’t climbed into a closet and explored the back cracks in hope of finding an entrance to a new and exciting world after reading this book? I used to sit in a closet with the door closed and a flashlight reading my favorite books aft ...more
Jul 24, 2009 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
I read "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" when I was very young, and barely remember it. I never read the other books in the series. So now, as an adult, I'm reading the entire "Chronicles of Narnia." After a bit of Internet research, I decided to read them in order of publication, rather than the overall story's chronological order. I'll post individual reviews for each book, and slightly shorter opinions here.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The first in "The Chronicles of Narnia" is
Sep 06, 2008 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved these books my whole life. They are frequently misread, I think, by people who insist that everything in Narnia has to "equal" something in our world (Aslan=Jesus, Calormens=Muslims, Tash=Satan, etc.) While Lewis is clearly writing about God, as I read it, he is imagining how the Christian God might reveal himself in another world rather than allegorizing our own. Aslan is not "Jesus," but rather the earthly aspect of God as he reveals himself in Narnia. The Calormens are not Muslim ...more
I was wondering the other day(view spoiler) ...more
Via, io ci riprovo.
Strategia di lettura: un romanzo al mese che simpatica che sono
Durata della lettura: sette mesi (giugno - dicembre) dieci mesi con una pausa di cinque mesi
Aspettative: non addormentarmi con il tomo sui polmoni (già successo più e più volte)

Il nipote del mago (dal 01/06 al 05/06) 3/5 stelline
In fin dei conti mi è piaciuto più di quanto pensassi: si vede che è una storia per bambini, a tratti è noiosa, poco descrittiva, ma in fin dei conti carina.
Ho adorato il tipo di nar
Anna [Floanne]
Edizione in tre volumi.
1º volume (letto dal 13 al 26 Gennaio 2017)
Il nipote del mago ★★★
In questo libro (sesto per ordine di pubblicazione, ma in realtà pensato come un prequel alle avventure di Peter, Susan, Edmund e Lucy) C.S. Lewis ci accompagna per la prima volta nel regno di Narnia, attraverso la magia di due anelli forgiati da un incauto mago. Scaraventati in un mondo parallelo, due bambini - Polly e Diggory - saranno i primi a fare la conoscenza del possente Aslan ma saranno anche res
Nov 02, 2007 Timothy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went back and actually read the Chronicles of Narnia for the first time last year. (My parents read them to me when I was a kid). This is an amazing story, from one of the best English minds of the twentieth century. As a whole, this story was every bit as good as I had remembered.

That being said, however, I ran into some real problems reading this story as an adult in the 21st century. Starting with The Horse and His Boy, and culminating in The Last Battle, the issue of "Calormen" as obviousl
Lindsay Stares
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Jun 06, 2015 Bene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2favorites
"Un giorno sarai grande abbastanza da ricominciare a leggere le favole."
C.S. Lewis.

Recensione completa qui nel mio nuovo blog libresco: http://benereadsbooksonclouds.blogspo...

Incredibile come questo libro mi catturi ogni volta, come se fosse la prima, come ogni volta mi commuova nei soliti punti, come non mi stanchi mai di rileggerlo
Il linguaggio è semplice e scorrevole ma tratteggiato con dettaglio.
La descrizione del paesaggio fiabesco è particolareggiata ma mai troppo lenta, poiché si altern
Jul 05, 2007 Carl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Fantasy, Tolkien, and MacDonald
I read this entire series multiple times when I was younger, I think near the end of elementary school or during Jr Hi, and actually got sick of it after too many reads and had to wait to rediscover it later on-- several times, in fact. The books are nice and short, yet each is a quality fantasy story, loaded, of course, with Lewis' exploration-in-fiction of man's relationship to diety and the world. Tolkien was always my favorite, but Lewis has his own particular approach to the fantastic which ...more
La sala da tè di una lettrice
Uno dei fantasy che mia ha sempre ispirato sin da piccina
May 11, 2007 Kecia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children of all ages
After reading the reviews here I'm glad to know I wasn't the only kid searching for a way into Narnia.

I first read and fell in love with the series in the fourth grade. I read them over and over and over. Sometimes in series order, sometimes in chronological order. At some point I started saving them for Christmas break. I would read them every year at Christmas break. My family, all non-readers, thought this was a bizarre quirk of mine but they tolerated it.

When the movie came out I took my f
Aug 31, 2016 Tannaz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
شیش سالم بود که لابلای کارتونای سوزناک و جورواجور تلویزیون یه سریال میداد به اسم ماجراهای نارنیا؛ شیر کمد و جادوگر. اینجوری شد که توی هرخونه ای اول از همه می رفتم سراغ کمد لباس ها، شاید اصلان و آقای تامنوس اون تو منتظرم بودن و من میتونستم برم کمکشون. چند سال بعد کتابخونه مدرسه برام در درجه اول جایی بود که توش در کمال مهربانی کتاب های نارنیا رو بهم قرض میدادن... هنوز هم انقدر بزرگ نشدم که کنار کتاب های عبوس و اخموی توی کتابخونه م جایی برای این کتاب ها نداشته باشم.

کاش میشد کنار این ستاره ها علامت
Aug 18, 2008 Luann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books are AMAZING! They are a beautiful metaphor for the biblical story of Jesus's sacrifice for us.
Jan 31, 2016 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness. Y'all.

I just finished reading this series for the first time, and let me tell you, THESE BOOKS ARE BEAUTIFUL. I had read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe once before, and had seen the movies of both LWW and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, so I had a basic idea of what happened there, but other than that knew next to nothing of Narnia (other than that it was an epic analogy for Biblical Creation up until the End Times-- and I love analogies for Christianity).

Until now.

My thou
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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. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature
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Other Books in the Series

The Chronicles of Narnia (chronological order) (7 books)
  • The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
  • The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
  • Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
  • The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
  • The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)

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“Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.” 311 likes
“I am [in your world].’ said Aslan. ‘But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.” 292 likes
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