A new edition of C.S. Lewis’s defining seven-volume Narnia fantasy packaged specifically for adults. Complete with “P.S.” sections of history, notes and sample chapters from other titles, this complete boxed set complements the author’s non-fiction books and anticipates the forthcoming Narnia feature films.
In 2003, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was ninth in the BBC’s Big Read, the biggest ever survey among adults of popular fiction. That a ‘children’s book’ should be in the top 10 proved to any doubters that C.S. Lewis’s fantasy stories have the magic to engage even the most hardened adults.
In December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson’s live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film series of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. The second film is already in development.
Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Re-live your childhood fantasies or discover for the first time what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour some of the best-loved stories ever written.
C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity.
With the original, traditional, black-and-white illustrations delicately and impeccably restored in glorious colour by Pauline Baynes, this beautiful book makes for a stunning addition to any bookshelf. Whether taking a trip down memory lane, back to the days when you were first captivated by Aslan, Cair Paravel and the White Witch, or introducing the wonders of Narnia to the latest generation, The Complete Chronicles of Narnia is the most enchanting way to retrace the magical journey that begins just behind the wardrobe.
- Susan Harrison
The magic of C. S. Lewis’s parallel universe never fades.
- The Times
Forget Simba. There’s a new lion in the Magic Kingdom… Long before J.K. Rowling dreamed up Harry Potter, Lewis was busy with his seven book series.
- E! Online
Like the ‘Rings’ cycle… the seven Narnia books have a long and loyal following.
- The Herald (U.K.)
Narnia offers huge scope for a profitable film franchise… fantasy is currently the toast of Hollywood.
- The Guardian (U.K.)
…a big, live action movie franchise to help spark new merchandising lines and theme-park attractions.
- Los Angeles Times