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The Chronicles of Narnia (novels)

206 Ratings: 3.8
C.S. Lewis' Christian fantasy series for children comprising of seven novels published between 1950 and 1956.

The Chronicles of Narnia were written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 but were written in neither the order they were originally published nor in the chronological order in which they are currently presented. The original illustrator was Pauline Baynes … see full wiki

Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Genre: Christian Fantasy, Epic Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date Published: 1950-1956
23 reviews about The Chronicles of Narnia (novels)
review by . October 06, 2008
To maintain the integrity of this rating system, Amazon would need to create a category above the best. I'm glad that Hollywood (Disney no less!) made the Narnia movies, because it gave me the incentive to read what I had dismissed as a series of books written for children.    No more. The picture Lewis weaves of God, of Creation, of Jesus Christ, of sinful man and nature, of redeemed man and nature, of deep things of the soul, heart, and mind, may be the most brilliant jewel …
review by . July 14, 2010
This series as a whole is very engaging and a fun, easy read. For me some of the books are a little slow while others were real easy to read quickly but all in all there is at least one or two books that will suit anyone's fancy. As a Christian I found the religious ties to the story to make the books even more intriguing.         I definitely recommend the series to anyone child or adult that wants to get away for awhile or for people that want to read books with …
Quick Tip by . November 05, 2010
I didn't even notice there was a subtext when I first read these. Maybe that's the best kind of subtext.
Quick Tip by . September 02, 2010
an excellent series, entertaining, and innovative! the last book just got a little bit to religious for my personal taste (not that its a bad thing) but it brought closure to the story.
Quick Tip by . August 11, 2010
the books where awsome all except for the last one (i can't remember the name of it) but the movies however where not so great i hope they dont continue to make them.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Enchanting. Don't come into it looking for the Christian angle, but do expect some well-thought out visual adaptations of your favorite characters.
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
I can't say enough good about this series. Lewis is simply incredible!
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
C.S. Lewis made an allusion with Christ and his unconditional love. I like how he used the characters, showing the power of lion, the astuteness of the witch and the inconstancy of the children.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
as a whole i like about 70 percent of the books. the magicians nephew, to me, is one of the most boring things ive ever laid eyes upon. a total snooze fest if you will. but the boy and his horse, and others in the series are very exciting and interesting, re reading these actually.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Fun fantasy. I was so excited about these adventures. I would play them out in real life.. that was quite a while ago.
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
I recall a movie based on this series. Very good, both the series and the movies.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Loved these books. Didn't see the parallels with religion until I grew up. Great stories of adventure.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
C.S Lewis let his religion show a little in these books but they were wonderful none the less. I can't count how many times I open a dresser in hopes that I would find a magically world. Sigh, childhood imagination is a crazy thing.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Great imaginative story. Go for it.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
A wonderful series for children of all ages. Highly recommended! It deserves its great reputation.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
I love this series. C. S. Lewis is great, and his stories are awesome.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
All of these books are worth reading.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Such a powerful imaginative world. I read these as a young adult and Lewis transported me back into the fascination that imaginary universes held for me as a child. If you enjoy these, I highly recommend Lewis' "Space Trilogy".
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
very good series. love them all!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
surely it's not only nostalgia that cultivates my fondness for this series, but it's a massive part of it! these books helped craft my imagination's landscape. the later books become a touch heavy-handed at times but they're simply divine (this, coming from a militant atheist!).
Quick Tip by . June 05, 2010
C.S. Lewis' superb fantasy series which has its origins in the very roots of mythical tradition. The books serve as exciting adventure stories, but also important morality tales. A little bit dated as an allegorical Christian work since its ideas are very old-fashioned, colonial, and often Eurocentric, yet the books are still an important work in the genre and timeless.
review by . December 08, 2005
This 528-page opus is the edition I have longed for since I discovered the wardrobe as a teen. Though some chasten the publishers for organizing this volume in chronological order, I find that decision a splendid way to arrange a one-volume set.    The order, by the way is: 1. The Magician's Nephew; 2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; 3. The Horse and His Boy; 4. Prince Caspian; 5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; 6. The Silver Chair; 7. The Last Battle.     Several …
review by . May 11, 2005
This is "The Chronicles of Narnia" like you've never read or seen them before--all in one hardbound set, in the chronological order Lewis preferred that they be read. To top it off, it's beautifully illustrated.    "The Chronicles" are C. S. Lewis' beloved children's fantasy series loved also by adults. In them, Lewis chronicles the battle between good and evil, God and the Devil, Aslan the Lion (the Christ Figure) and the White Witch (the Satan Figure).     Lewis' …
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