Way into Narnia A Reader's Guide
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Description: How did C. S. Lewis, a middle-aged professor with no children, write books that have become classics of childrenbs literature? What is the best order for reading the Chronicles of Narnia? "The Way Into Narnia" is the introduction to the Chronicles that readers have been waiting for. It provides valuable guidance for first-time visitors to Narnia as well as fresh insights for those who have traveled there often. Exploring ideas from bOn Fairy-Stories, b the influential essay by Lewisbs friend J. R. R. Tolkien, the book asserts that the best way to enter Narnia is to read the Chronicles as fairy-stories. Taking a chapter for each of the Chronicles, veteran Lewis scholar Peter Schakel walks readers through the works, concluding the tour with a unique and practical section of detailed notes on each of the Chronicles. Clearly organized and readable, "The Way Into Narnia" is nevertheless packed with information and captivating ideas.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/13/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|The chronicles : the author and the books|
|The story-maker and his stories|
|Controversies over texts and reading order|
|The chronicles as fairy tales|
|The storytelling : fairy tale, fantasy, and myth|
|Magic and meaning in The lion, the witch and the wardrobe|
|Believing and seeing in Prince Caspian|
|Longing and learning in The voyage of the "dawn treader"|
|Freedom and obedience in The silver chair|
|Place and personal identity in The horse and his boy|
|Endings and beginnings in The magician's nephew|
|Endings and transcendings in The last battle|
|The stories told : fairy-land and its effects|
|The chronicles : annotations|