The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #6)
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That means, that you should read "The Magicans Nephew" first.
(I, myself, read in this order...)(less)
Aslan - The King, Lord of the whole wood, and sons of the Emperor across the Sea. Aslan is the Lion, the Great Lion. He comes and…more CAST OF CHARACTERS
Aslan - The King, Lord of the whole wood, and sons of the Emperor across the Sea. Aslan is the Lion, the Great Lion. He comes and goes as and when he pleases; he comes to overthrow the witch and save Narnia. Aslan appears in all seven books.
Digory Kirke - Digory was there at the very beginning in The Magician's Nephew, and he is also in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. If it were not for Digory's courage, we might never have heard of Narnia. Find out why in The Magician's Nephew.
Polly Plummer - Polly is the first person to leave our world. She and Digory take part in the very beginning of everything in The Magician's Nephew.
Jadis - The last Queen of Charn, which she herself destroyed. Jadis arrives in Narnia with Digory and Polly in The Magician's Nephew and has taken over the land as the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Completely evil, she is also very dangerous, even in The Silver Chair.
Uncle Andrew - Mr. Andrew Ketterley thinks he is a magician, but like all who meddle with magic, he doesn't really know what he is doing.The results are dire in The Magician's Nephew.
The above was taken from the beginning pages of this book. Other characters include a winged horse named Fledge (formerly known as Strawberry), the talking beasts of Narnia, a cabby that later becomes King Frank of Narnia, his wife that later becomes Queen Helen.
Please excuse if I miss any.
P.S. - I really recommend this book! I don't usually read fiction, but this one completely got me, could not stop reading until the end.(less) (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
"He put on a very high, shiny, stiff collar of the sort that made you hold your chin up all the time. He put on a white waistcoat with a pattern on it and arranged his watch chain across the front . . . He took his eye-glass, with the thick black ribbon, and screwed it into his eye; then he looked at himself in the mirror.
Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind. At this moment Uncle Andrew was b ...more
Personally, I like this book just as well as any others in the series. I love to see how everything got started, the lamp post, the wardrobe, the White Witch. Not to mention the beautiful allegory of Creation. The Magician's Nephew also has good morals ...more
I know that for a lot of people, the magic is spoiled when they find out that Aslan is really Jesus, that this first book is an allegory for Genesis, that the whole thing is full of Christian themes. I nearly always knew, though, and figured it out ...more
The White Witch is the best character in the series, and i ...more
Lewis is simply unable to put himself in another's shoes, which is very problematic for a writer or a theologian. He cannot understand the reasons or motivations for why someone would do something he c ...more
I am glad that I've read this as my third book and not th ...more
The Creation of Narnia
(A Book Review of The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis)
For readers who have started their journey in the magical land of Narnia by means of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (and subsequent books in the series following the original order by publication), one can’t help but wonder how had this fantastical realm ruled by a majestic lion and inhabited by talking animals, fauns, dryads and naiads, along with equally ghastly creatures, came to be.
Previous instalments woul ...more
This is a prequel, meant to be read before the others in the series, but I had never read it. Now I know why there is a lamppost in Narnia, and why the wardrobe is the way to reach Narnia, and how Jadis the Witch ended up there accidentally, and all manner of other important stuff. I have to admit I got a little sniffly at the end there when the origin of the wardrobe was explained.
I thought the dialogue in t ...more
When I was little my parents bought me a box set of the 50th anniversary full-colour collectors' editions. That probably meant very little to me at that age, other than, you know, "Yay, books!" Now I am SO GLAD to have these. They are gorgeous. And because I didn't care much about how cool a collection this was as a kid, I treated them the way I would treat any other book. So they aren't pristine or anything, but they are loved ...more
The protagonists, Polly and Digory, had very little personality — they've got to be two of the blandest characters I've ever read. Them talking like adults instead of like kids didn't help matters… Maybe all kids back in the day sounded like that? Their adventures and discoveries in other worlds should have been at least somew ...more
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis is one of those books I read just because. Because I’d read The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe when I was a kid. Because I always wondered what exactly Narnia was. Because I’d watched all the Narnia movies with my kids. Because it was sitting on my son’s shelf collecting dust and it had a number one written on it: i.e. first book of the series. So because of all those reasons, I wiped the dust off of it and read it.
This b ...more
نارنیا تجسم واقعی این جمله است که : زیبایی در سادگیه. داستان نارنیا ، هیچ کدوم از جلدهاش، پیچیده نیست. معماهای آنچنانی نداره. حتی خیلی وقتها قابل حدسه. شخصیتهاش دست به کارهای عجیب و خارج از انتظار خواننده نمیزنن اما با تمام اینها دوست داشتنیه. حتی کلماتی که داستان باهاش نوشته شده سخت و قلمبه سلمبه نیست ولی به شدت گیراست. وقتی حرفای اصلان رو میخونی یه جور خاصی جذبت میکنه. وقتی بگو مگوی بچهها رو میخونی واقعا با تمام وجود حسشون میکنی و اینها همه به یک دلی ...more
Fue una relectura preciosa. No puedo creer que hace ocho años este libro no me gustaba, incluso no logré terminarlo. ¿Cómo es que no pude gustar de esta historia? La forma de narrar de Lewis es sencilla y a la vez poética. Describe las situaciones más mágicas de manera que uno pueda sentirlas a flor de piel. Fue fácil sumergirme en estos mundos fantásticos que Polly y Digory visitaban, fue más sencillo que imag ...more
Sempre adorei todos as adaptações destas histórias para cinema e estava bem curiosa para saber como seriam as originais.
Decidimos ler por ordem cronológica, por isso a primeira história foi "O Sobrinho do Mágico". Surpreendi-me desde logo pela escrita d ...more
I think this is probably my favorite, right after Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.
The book is divided into two parts:
1) discovering the rings: yellow and green.. one to another world and the other is to go back to your own world.
2)discovering Narnia: it was a bit of Adam and eve story.. well "a bit" is underrated word, it actually resembled the Adam Eve story! And that's not a strange thing because C.S lewis was known as religious author and he was a philosopher.. So surely he meant that "coincidence"
The outer rim: heaven
The witch: sna ...more
The Magician's Nephew แฝงไปดวยคำสอนทางศาสนาคริสต ทีเราวามันชั ...more
Even though The Magician’s Nephew was written as the sixth book of the Narnia series, the story predates The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Seeing as this served as the prelude to the series, I chose to begin with this. Lewis himself is known to have shown a slight preference to this order of reading, rather than in the order of publication. And the reason to why I have chosen to start reading a children’s book now relates to the arrival of a very tiny human being in the Paul household, exact...more
"Alege-acum, străin cu armă cruntă,
Dă-n clopot și pericolul înfruptă
Sau te întreabă pân' la nebunie
Ce-ar fi urmat, ce-ar fi putut să fie." (p.49)
Cu mult timp în urmă am descoperit minunata lume a Narniei, o lume magică care îți limpezește mintea de orice, făcându-te doar să fii, să exiști, să trăiești în pace și armonie.
Nepotul Magicianuluieste prima carte din seria Cronicile din Narniade C.S. Lewis, și a apărut la Editura Arthur. Cu toate că dețin și versiunea apărută la Editura R ...more
¡Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, despierta, ama, piensa, habla!
Me gustó mucho, el libro se me hizo super rápido de leer y la historia de cómo se formó Narnia es simplemente maravillosa.
Polly y Digory son geniales, los ame muchísimo juntos, tan chicos y lindos descubriendo juntos sus aventuras y sus peleas debes en cuando, me encantaron.(view spoiler)[ Una estafa que no quedaran juntos para el final, los shippeo aunque sean unos niños apenas. (hide spoiler)]
Muy entretenido, fácil de leer y que te va ade ...more
What is the sunrise? What is the miracle of spring surviving winter? What is the shape-shifting of the moon or the sound of fresh snow fallen upon the earth?
You might just say it's Creation.
Or you might say it’s magic.
So I say, as a writer and a man who will forever be bound to the incessant need to communicate what I see (imaginary or otherwise) through the use of written words, that it is the magic of creation; that beautiful moment of spontaneous freedom so cl ...more
I first read these books when I was around 10 years old or so, and I am re-reading them as part of my 2016 reading project. I don’t remember this book maki ...more