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Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
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Erika (livingforthebooks) | 5211 comments Mod
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gwen (gwentg) | 719 comments I’m starting prince caspian today!


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Tammy | 31 comments I’m doing a reread 😍


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Chloé (ofbooksanddust) Hi !


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gwen (gwentg) | 719 comments Chapter One
One thing I noticed right from the start was the fabulous authorship. I love the way the writing flows and the expressions the characters say that no one uses anyone (by Jove, bother, I say, nay, etc.). It was published in 1951 (which in my opinion is an amazing year in terms of style and language). The four children talk without the messy phrases of today's language, as illustrated in the following passage:
"I say," exclaimed Lucy. "I do believe that's an apple tree."
It was. They panted up the steep bank, forced their way through some brambles, and found themselves standing round an old tree that was heavy with large yellowish golden apples as firm and juicy as you could wish to see.
"And this is not the only tree," said Edmund with his mouth full of apple. "Look there—and there."
"Why, there are dozens of them," said Susan.
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Do you prefer the writing style/language used in Prince Caspian or the more modern (and perhaps more casual/messy) style of today's literature?


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Louie | 376 comments Gwyneth wrote: "Chapter One
One thing I noticed right from the start was the fabulous authorship. I love the way the writing flows and the expressions the characters say that no one uses anyone (by Jove, bother, I..."


I like reading the way they talked back then, because it sounds a lot cleaner than today's language. Though I personally prefer today's language. Probably because I am more used to it.


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Baby Alicorns (babyalicorns) I have read this book several times, but it has been about three years since I have picked it up. I think I'm due for a reread!


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gwen (gwentg) | 719 comments What do you think about the Dwarf that Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy save from drowning? He seems very knowledgeable, but is he trustworthy?


Umairah | Sereadipity (sereadipity) I love all the Narnia books but I haven't read them in ages. I guess I should reread them too!


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