Just as Lucy steps through a wardrobe into the enchanted and frozen world of Narnia in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', so is today's reader - young or old - also drawn into the much loved Chronicles by the magical events described therein. 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.
First published fifty years ago, and with unforgettable illustrations by Pauline Baynes, the seven titles which make up the set remain among the most popular books ever written for children. Now, the Chronicles are bound together in this one magnificent volume, with a special introduction by Brian Sibley, the distinguished broadcaster, critic and authority on Narnia. The original illustrations, always first-class, have been rendered outstanding by the wonderfully detailed addition of colour; they are a worthy foil to the magnificence of C S Lewis's glowing and idiosyncratic text.
- Publication Date:
- 27 / 11 / 1998
- 215 x 289mm