The Chronicles of Narnia, 60th Anniversary Edition

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9780061721083: The Chronicles of Narnia, 60th Anniversary Edition

This luxurious hardcover slipcased volume contains all seven books in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, and features a full-color map and timeline of Narnian history and black-and-white chapter opener illustrations.

This edition presents all seven titles—The 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—unabridged and in C. S. Lewis's preferred order.

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe—the book that first introduced readers to the land of Narnia—this deluxe edition is a beautifully bound hardcover with elegant gilded edges and a ribbon bookmark, housed in a matching slipcase. It features a full-color timeline of Narnian history and excerpts from Beyond the Wardrobe, which offers more insight into the characters, places, battles, and magic of Narnia. This edition also comes with a full-color map ideal for framing.

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In 1950, C. S. Lewis introduced the land of Narnia in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Now, celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the beginning of the beloved series with this luxurious presentation of C. S. Lewis's seven-book masterpiece. Beautifully bound and slipcased and printed on superior-quality paper gilded in elegant gold, this edition features a full-color map suitable for framing, a full-color timeline of Narnian history bound inside the book, and backmatter exploring Narnia through the eyes of its creator. A ribbon marker will help readers keep their place. This is the perfect indulgence for collectors and avid fans.

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Narnia is the land of enchantment, glory, nobility--home to the magnificent Aslan, cruel Jadis (the White Queen), heroic Reepicheep, and kind Mr. Tumnus. All the magic of C.S. Lewis's Narnia, bewitching readers for almost 50 years, is captured for the first time in this splendid deluxe edition, including The 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 fabulous illustrations hand-colored by the original Narnia artist Pauline Baynes and an insightful introduction by Narnia authority Brian Sibley.

Lewis's work has cast a spell over countless readers over the years, so that once we pick up The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, we don't want to stop until we've read the whole series. The Complete Chronicles makes it even easier to keep reading! The seven beloved stories have been arranged in the chronological order in which Lewis intended them to be read. Begin at the beginning, as Digory and Polly are tricked into a strange other world, which becomes, even as they watch, the great Narnia. Return again and again with four other children--Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy--who are to play such a vital role in Narnia's history. Finally, enter the whimsical land one last time to witness the end of Time, and the beginning of something new: "world within world, Narnia within Narnia." This gorgeous volume is absolutely a must-have for current and future Narnia lovers. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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