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The chronicles of Narnia : the patterning of a fantastic world, Colin Manlove

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The chronicles of Narnia : the patterning of a fantastic world
Title
The chronicles of Narnia
Title remainder
the patterning of a fantastic world
Statement of responsibility
Colin Manlove
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Language
eng
Summary
The well-known and well-loved books that make up C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" have long held a prominent place on many a child's (and adult's) bookshelf. Since their publication in the 1950s, the books' depiction of the fantasy land of Narnia has inspired the wonder, delight, and imaginations of children around the world. More than just fairy tales, the stories show readers that all is not as it seems, that perseverance can bring forth great rewards, and that growth is a continual and unpredictable process. Most important, arguably, is the ongoing struggle between good and evil depicted in the "Chronicles." These themes are displayed amid the experiences of several children, particularly Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter Pevensie. Beginning with the first book of the series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), we follow the children as they magically enter the kingdom of Narnia for the first of many adventures there, including their meeting the memorable lion, Aslan. In the sequel, Prince Caspian, they help the prince and his army of Talking Beasts conquer the usurping Telemarines; the following novel, The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader," continues Caspian's story by recounting his voyage to the End of the World. The fourth book, The Silver Chair, returns to the theme of an evil witch, first explored in The Lion, while The Horse and His Boy details Narnia's near-invasion by the Calormenes. The Magician's Nephew accounts for the creation of Narnia, and the seventh tale, The Last Battle (1956), tells of Narnia's final days. Colin Manlove has carefully studied the tales and shows that they are patterned narratives with many complex, intertwined threads. He relates these narratives to Lewis's views on stories, and also sets Lewis's books in their literary context, both juvenile and adult. After a discussion of the critical receptions of the tales, Manlove supplies a full chapter on each book for in-depth analysis. Questions that may occur fleetingly to the casual reader, such as the matter of possible Christian imagery (most notably in Aslan's sacrificial death and resurrection), are examined fully to give the reader a wider scope of reference. Ultimately, Manlove contends that these stories mirror Lewis's view of the universe as both mysterious and complex
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1942-
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Manlove, C. N.
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6023.E926
LC item number
C536 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Twayne's masterwork studies
  • Children's and young adult literature
Series volume
no. 127.
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  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Lewis, Clive S
  • Children
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Christian fiction, English
  • Narnia (Imaginary place)
  • Children's stories, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Children
  • Children's stories, English
  • Christian fiction, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Narnia (Imaginary place)
  • Great Britain
Label
The chronicles of Narnia : the patterning of a fantastic world, Colin Manlove
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-132) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical context -- The importance of the Chronicles -- Critical reception -- Introduction -- The lion, the witch and the wardrobe -- Prince Capsian -- The voyage of the "Dawn Treader" -- The silver chair -- The horse and his boy -- The magician's nephew -- The last battle
Control code
ocm27225909
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 136 pages
Isbn
9780805788013
Lccn
92046286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27225909
  • (OCoLC)27225909
Label
The chronicles of Narnia : the patterning of a fantastic world, Colin Manlove
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-132) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical context -- The importance of the Chronicles -- Critical reception -- Introduction -- The lion, the witch and the wardrobe -- Prince Capsian -- The voyage of the "Dawn Treader" -- The silver chair -- The horse and his boy -- The magician's nephew -- The last battle
Control code
ocm27225909
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 136 pages
Isbn
9780805788013
Lccn
92046286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27225909
  • (OCoLC)27225909

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