The children explore the house on a rainy day and Lucy, the youngest, finds an enormous wardrobe. Lucy steps inside and finds herself in a strange, snowy wood. Lucy encounters the Faun Tumnus, who is surprised to meet a human girl.
After the meal Lewis read two chapters from his new children's story to Green. Lewis asked Green's opinion of the tale and Green said that he thought it was good.
Lucy Barfield received it by the end of May. Illustrations[ edit ] Lewis's publisher, Geoffrey Bles, allowed him to choose the illustrator for the novel and the Narnia series.
Lewis chose Pauline Baynespossibly based on J. Baynes had greatly impressed Tolkien with her illustrations for his Farmer Giles of Ham However, Baynes claimed that Lewis learned about her work after going into a bookshop and asking for a recommendation for an illustrator who was skilled at portraying both humans and animals.
In DecemberBles The lion the witch and the Lewis the first drawings for the novel, and Lewis sent Baynes a note congratulating her, particularly on the level of detail. The popular United States paperback edition published by Collier between andwhich sold many millions, had only 17 illustrations, many of them severely cropped from the originals, giving many readers in that country a very different experience when reading the novel.
All the illustrations were restored for the worldwide HarperCollins edition, although these lacked the clarity of early printings. He completed the sequel by end ofless than a year after finishing the initial book.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe had few readers during and was not published until late inso his initial enthusiasm did not stem from favourable reception by the public.
At the time it was fashionable for children's stories to be realistic; fantasy and fairy tales were seen as indulgent, appropriate only for very young readers and potentially harmful to older children, even hindering their ability to relate to everyday life.
Some reviewers considered the tale overtly moralistic or the Christian elements over-stated — attempts to indoctrinate children. Others were concerned that the many violent incidents might frighten children.
Nevertheless, the novel and its successors were highly popular with young readers, and Lewis's publisher was soon eager to release further Narnia stories. Adults, perhaps limited to parents, ranked Alice and The Lion fifth and sixth as books the next generation should read, or their children should read during their lifetimes.
Suppose there were a Narnian world and it, like ours, needed redemption. What kind of incarnation and Passion might Christ be supposed to undergo there?
Aslan is killed on the Stone Table, symbolizing Mosaic Lawwhich breaks when he is resurrected, symbolizing the replacement of the strict justice of Old Testament law with redeeming grace and forgiveness granted on the basis of substitutional atonement, according to Christian theology.
The significance of the death contains elements of both the ransom theory of atonement and the satisfaction theory: Aslan suffers Edmund's penalty satisfactionand buys him back from the White Witch, who was entitled to him by reason of his treachery ransom.
Professor Kirke is based on W. Kirkpatrickwho tutored a year-old Lewis. Father Christmas, of course, was part of popular English folklore.
There are several parallels between the White Witch and the immortal white queen, Ayesha, of H. Rider Haggard 's Shea novel greatly admired by C. Later in the story, he gnaws through the lion's bonds after he has been captured by hunters.
It is also reminiscent of a scene from Edgar Allan Poe 's story " The Pit and the Pendulum ," in which a prisoner is freed when rats gnaw through his bonds.
Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. One scholar, Roger Chapman, focuses on the underlying theme of the Cold War and Lewis' "negative attitudes" towards Totalitarianism.
It is speculated[ by whom? The characters are on a quest to help Narnia, much like the west was doing; launching a quest against communism. The trials many of the children face in Narnia are comparable to those children faced in resilience to communism, which Chapman compares to a spiritual testing.
Chapman points out that C. Lewis was a fan of the novel Animal Farmwhich spread the anti-communism ideology.
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This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is a classic animated retelling of the C.S. Lewis novel of the same name about the four children who travel to the magical world of Narnia through a .
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The Chronicles of . The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C.
S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in It is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (–). Among all the author's books it is also the most widely held in libraries.