The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set (Collector's Edition)

The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set (Collector's Edition)

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Overview

Experience all of The Chronicles of Narnia in full color in this seven-book paperback box set.

Readers of all ages—whether they are experiencing Narnia for the first time or returning once again to the magical world—will love seeing the creatures and landscapes of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series in gorgeous color.

The Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted millions of readers for over sixty years, for here is a world where a witch decrees eternal winter; where there are more talking animals than people; and where battles are fought by Centaurs, Giants, and Fauns.

This box set includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of NarniaThe Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle—with full-color illustrations by Pauline Baynes, the original artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064409391
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/22/2000
Series: Chronicles of Narnia Series
Edition description: Box Set Full Color Collector's Edition
Pages: 1632
Sales rank: 1,273
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers 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 Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. 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 Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.



Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England

Education:

Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

Read an Excerpt

The Magician's Nephew

Chapter One
The Wrong Door

This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child. It is a very important story because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began.

In those days Mr. Sherlock Holmes was still living in Baker Street and the Bastables were looking for treasure in the Lewisham Road. In those days, if you were a boy you had to wear a stiff Eton collar every day, and schools were usually nastier than now. But meals were nicer; and as for sweets, I won't tell you how cheap and good they were, because it would only make your mouth water in vain. And in those days there lived in London a girl called Polly Plummer.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Chapter One
Lucy Looks Into the Wardrobe

Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-raids. They were sent to the house of an old Professor who lived in the heart of the country, ten miles from the nearest railway station and two miles from the nearest post office. He had no wife and he lived in a very large house with a housekeeper called Mrs. Macready and three servants. (Their names were Ivy, Margaret and Betty, but they do not come into the story much.) He himself was a very old man with shaggy white hair which grew over most of his face as well as on his head, and they liked him...

The Horse and His Boy

Chapter One
HowShasta Set Out On His Travels

This is the story of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him.

In those days, far south in Calormen on a little creek of the sea, there lived a poor fisherman called Arsheesh, and with him there lived a boy who called him Father. The boy's name was Shasta. On most days Arsheesh went out in his boat to fish in the morning, and in the afternoon he harnessed his donkey to a cart and loaded the cart with fish and went a mile or so southward to the village to sell it. If it had sold well he would come home in a moderately...

Prince Caspian

Chapter One
The Island

Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, and it has been told in another book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe how they had a remarkable adventure. They had opened the door of a magic wardrobe and found themselves in a quite different world from ours, and in that different world they had become Kings and Queens in a country called Narnia. While they were in Narnia they seemed to reign for years and years; but when they came back through the door and found themselves in England again, it all seemed to have taken no time at all. At any rate, no one noticed that they had ever been away, and they never told anyone except one very wise grown-up.

That had all happened a year ago, and now all...

The Voyage of The Dawn Treader

Chapter One
The Picture in the Bedroom

There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and masters called him Scrubb. I can't tell you how his friends spoke to him, for he had none. He didn't call his Father and Mother "Father" and "Mother," but Harold and Alberta. They were very up-to-date and advanced people. They were vegetarians, non-smokers and teetotalers and wore a special kind of underclothes. In their house there was very little furniture and very few clothes on beds and the windows were always open.

Eustace Clarence liked animals, especially beetles, if they were dead and pinned on a card. He liked books if they were books of information and had pictures of grain elevators or of fat foreign children doing exercises in model schools.

The Silver Chair

Chapter One
Behind The Gym

It was a dull autumn day and Jill Pole was crying behind the gym.

She was crying because they had been bullying her. This is not going to be a school story, so I shall say as little as possible about Jill's school, which is not a pleasant subject. It was "Coeducational," a school for both boys and girls, what used to be called a "mixed" school; some said it was not nearly so mixed as the minds of the people who ran it. These people had the idea that boys and girls should be allowed to do what they liked. And unfortunately what ten or fifteen of the biggest boys and girls liked best was bullying the others. All sorts of things, horrid things, went on which at an ordinary school would have been found out and stopped in half...

The Last Battle

Chapter One
By Caldron Pool

In the last days of Narnia, far up to the west beyond Lantern Waste and close beside the great waterfall, there lived an Ape. He was so old that no one could remember when he had first come to live in those parts, and he was the cleverest, ugliest, most wrinkled Ape you can imagine. He had a little house, built of wood and thatched with leaves, up in the fork of a great tree, and his name was Shift. There were very few Talking Beasts or Men or Dwarfs, or people of any sort, in that part of the wood, but Shift had one friend and neighbor who was a donkey called Puzzle. At least they both said they were friends, but from the way things went on you might have thought Puzzle was more like Shift's servant than his friend. He did...

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The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
lyingawakeanddreamin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite fantasy collections of all time.
aiufjcf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You can never be too old for Narnia. C.s. Lewis' writing style is so perfect, you really feel like you are in Narnia. My fave of the set is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The only book in the series i didn't really like was The Horse and His Boy.
rissa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Written as a grandfather might tell a story by the fire with his grandchildren sitting at his feet, and the adults pretending not to listen from across the room because it's a children's story, but listening all the same, because it's such a wonderful story. The Chronicles of Narnia are a great read for both kids and adults.
tporter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great and fun series. Our family has delighted in this series for years, and may we do so for years to come.
gamermom2004 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great story from the begining. I just plowed right though the whole series. I couldn't wait to get to the next one. I really liked the real to fantasy world that trasitions. Though, I didn't like the way the series ended.
mssbluejay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I first attempted to overcome the negative feeling I have towards reading, I thought about starting with my favorite childhood book. I did not realize that it was the second book in this series. Consequently, I purchased the entire series and had to start with the first one. Although this is written for children, the first book took me one month to finish! It was difficult to stay focused and interested - not because the story was bad, but because I was struggling with my trauma. I made gradual progress and it only took me one day to finish the last book. These are classic children's stories and I still enjoyed them as an adult (though I was surprised to see all the Christian allegories which I was unaware of as a kid).
lindsay7564 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classics! Everyone should read them!
weeksj10 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The best series ever. I have read it in order many times and after each time I find myself daydreaming about Aslan for weeks after putting last book down.
nakisisa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this series when I was younger, and decided to pick it up to read again. The stories are magical, and can carry you away to a wonderful land filled with adventure, danger and fantastic creatures. These books will be loved by anyone who loves stories with adventure, animals, and magic. Beautiful, really took me back.
librarygoddess2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fabulous series in it's entirety. Of course the most popular book in the series is "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe", however, I feel that the best way to approach this series is to read it from book one to seven. There is no doubt that the use of 7 books is meaningful considering the theme of these books, however, even if you aren't a Christian you can enjoy them. The themes are there for those who know the stories of the Bible, but those who do not or choose not to need not worry. The book is a fantastical story about four children who experience another world through there leader, friend, and guide a great lion named Aslan. If you like fantasy creatures, talking trees, witches, and a series of other creatures you will love this series.
delizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A children's classic by C.S. Lewis. Written for the christian environment, but the use of animals taken on human charastics plus the great message in each story definetly makes some great reading. Magician's Nephew(Book 1) is one of the best stories. This story is the introduction to the creation of Narnia. To know what happened in the beginning. This book will let you know. Horse aand His Boy (Book 3) Go into the life of a boy finding his home back to arkenland will run into four characters from the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe.
flutterbyjitters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
7 books total. Good but he makes some interesting decisions.
jericson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was almost certainly the first "chapter" book I had read to me and may very well have been the first I ever read on my own. I have loved the Narnia books as long as I can remember. They are a significant part of my theology and philosophy.I can't remember not being aware of the allegorical nature of the series, even when I was very young. Probably it helps to start with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (as the film series has), rather than The Magician's Nephew, but having a good grounding in Bible stories also helps, I think. It certainly would be startling to love the books first and only later find out about the "hidden" meaning. If you are predisposed to dislike Christianity, the shock would be quite negative--like discovering that you best friend is a spy (or an Edmund).On the other hand, for those of us pursuing Christian faith, the layers of allegory are incredibly rich. For instance, although the Crucification is the primary theme of the initial book, there are lessons on greed, unbelief, courage, joy, community, and so on.
yougotamber on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read these books over 12 years ago when I was young and I loved all of them. I used to go outside during wintertime and pretend I was in Narnia. This book is perfect for any age but I highly recommend it for nightime stories for your child. It has everything a good fantasy story should have and it is classic. You will be thrown into Narnia with the wish of staying there forever.
queenofthejungle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Arrrggghhh!This set of books leaves me in a very ambiguous position. On the one hand, these "work" as fantasy, in spite of Lewis' sometimes ham-fisted writing style. There are children who become enraptured by these tales, adults who still love them, and LibraryThing users who will grant them five star ratings. On the other hand, there are aspects of these books that simply make me cringe. The Horse and His Boy, while I love the story, reeks of anti-Arab racism, as does The Last Battle. The series is also replete with sexism, although the worst message is more anti-sex. Susan is expelled from the "Friends of Narnia" at the end of the series, as she seems to be growing up and getting on with her life. Only those who are pre-pubescent, sexually repressed, or monastic scholars can remain true "Friends of Narnia."Lewis' function and goal as a writer was to act as a Christian apologist, and he succeeds at this brilliantly. Each book in the series is designed to illustrate a theological concept, some more obvious than others. The fact that people still read these books in spite of the proselytizing is a testament to the efficacy of Lewis' imaginative world-building.Part of me still loves the stories and the thought of travelling to the world of Narnia and having a wise lion friend like Aslan. I know that the faults I find in the book can be directly traced to the time and culture Lewis was living in, complete with the debilitating effects of the Englsh public school system. I want others to read and enjoy these books, too, although I hope that they might also look somewhat critically at some of the messages being presented, when they're mature enough to do so.For a more contemporary antidote to Lewis, try reading Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Pullman has publicly blasted Lewis for his faults, but I can't help but see his work as influenced by Lewis. The opening scene in the first book, for example, largely takes place inside a wardrobe hung with fur coats, which seems like an obvious homage to me! Pullman has been called anti-religion, but I don't really think that's fair. He's more anti-organized religion with a political agenda, I think. In any event, if you like Narnia, the worlds of His Dark Materials might appeal to you as well.
JoyE on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't know how many times I've read these books, curled up in bed on a rainy day, eagerly poring through the familiar texts and imagining that one of my closets led somewhere magical.
heidilove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i don't have this particular boxed set, as mine are much older, well-read and well worth reading.
cat8864 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Annnnnd heres the series that got me into fantasy novels. I enjoyed it enough that it drew me in and got me addicted. But I haven't re-read it in two years, and I can honestly say that after a while the age of the writing shows. Still its worth a read to anyone, even those with little interest in fantasy.