Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles (Hardback)David C. Downing (author)
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Downing presents each Narnia book as its own little wardrobe - each tale an opportunity to discover a visionary world of bustling vitality, sparkling beauty, and spiritual clarity. And Downing's examination of C. S. Lewis's personal life shows how the content of these classic children's books reflects Lewis's love of wonder and story, his affection for animals and homespun things, his shrewd observations about human nature, along with his vast reading, robust humor, theological speculations, medieval scholarship, and arcane linguistic jokes. A fun glossary of odd and invented words will allow readers to speak with Narnian flair, regaling friends and family with unusual words like cantrips, poltoonery, hastilude, and skirling. A masterful work that will appeal to both new and seasoned fans of Narnia, Into the Wardrobe offers a journey beyond Narnia's deceptively simple surface and into its richly textured and unexpected depths.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 378 g
Dimensions: 223 x 147 x 25 mm
a masterful work that will appeal to both new and seasoned fans of Narnia, Into the Wardrobe offers a journey beyond Narnia s deceptively simple surface and into its richly textured and unexpected depths. (www.eden.co.uk, 13th December 2005)
fluent and mature (Church Times, 9th December 2005)
"...short but scholarly..." (Books for Keeps, March 2006)
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