The Way Into Narnia: A Reader's Guide

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 13 de jul de 2005 - 202 páginas
The practical companion you need for your journey through C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia

How did a middle-aged professor with no children write books that have become beloved classics of children's literature? What is the best order for reading the Chronicles of Narnia? Whatever one's question, The Way into Narnia offers valuable guidance for first-time visitors to Narnia and fresh insights for those who have already traveled there often.

Exploring ideas from Lewis's friend J. R. R. Tolkien, Peter Schakel shows that the best way to enter Narnia is to read the Chronicles as fairy tales. After walking readers through each of the books, he concludes the tour with a unique section of annotations that clarify unfamiliar words and unusual passages.

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Schakel (English, Hope Coll.) has written or edited five books on Lewis, including two about "The Chronicles." Here he revisits the series by providing some fresh insight, arguing that the most ... Ler resenha completa


The Storymaker and His Stories
Controversies over Texts and Reading Order
The Chronicles as Fairy Tales
Fairy Tale Fantasy and Myth
Magic and Meaning in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 39
Believing and Seeing in Prince Caspian 50
Longing and Learning in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 60
Freedom and Obedience in The Silver Chair 71
Place and Personal Identity in The Horse and His Boy 82
Endings and Beginnings in The Magicians Nephew 94
Endings and Transcendings in The Last Battle 103
Fairyland and Its Effects 114
Annotations 119
Sources and Notes 163
Table for Converting Page References to Chapter Numbers 192
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