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The Keys to the Chronicles: Unlocking the Symbols of C. S. Lewis's Narnia

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Most readers of the C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia know that there is more there than meets the eye. Certain story elements have obvious duel meanings-a second layer below the surface-like the death and resurrection of Aslan the lion. But where does the name Aslan come from? What are other key Bible references in the Chronicles of Narnia? Did Lewis make up the names, o ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by B Books
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Lynette
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I have been obsessing over Lewis for the last year and a half after re-reading the entire Chronicles from start to finish, something I don't think I've ever done. (I've read them all at least a half dozen times or more, but never back-to-back.)

The inconsistencies in the Chronicles, the sloppy writing, the bizarre references - I just HAD to know what was up with Lewis. Consequently, I've been reading as much as I can about the Chronicles and Lewis himself. My theory is that he was so intent on g
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Honeybee
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found this book at the bookstore where I worked a few months on the campus of Friends University. The author is an English professor there, as well as an expert on all things Narnian.

The Chronicles of Narnia is my favorite fiction series (closely followed by Dee Henderson's O'Malley series, Walter Farley's Black Stallion books and the old Nancy Drew novels). Having read them as an adult, I noticed a lot of the symbolism and allegory in the books. But Dr. Hinten opened my eyes to even more of
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Jrottinghaus
Jan 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Discusses some of the many allegorical references in the Narnia series (e.g. where names came from). Very interesting, and added to my already deep appreciation for the brilliance of Lewis.
Kelli
Jul 11, 2011 rated it liked it
I got this in a book packet full of Christmas gifts and things. Any book that details Lewis' writing, is a good book. He was a literally genius.
Wendy
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Lewis was a genius.
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