The Chronicles of Narnia

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Template:WP-name2The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels written by C.S. Lewis. Written between 1949 and 1954, the stories focus on adventures in the magical land of Narnia. The first book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been made into a feature film and the sequel, Prince Caspian, is scheduled to be released in 2008. Film versions of the remaining books may follow.

The Books

The books were originally published in the following order, though packaged sets have included them in chronological storyline order as well.

  1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  2. Prince Caspian
  3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  4. The Silver Chair
  5. The Horse and His Boy
  6. The Magician's Nephew
  7. The Last Battle

Christian Parallels

C.S. Lewis was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at the University of Cambridge and a lifelong student of mythology and fairy tales. The books reflect these influences as well as Lewis' Christian beliefs. Many have described the series as Christian allegory.

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