By David C. Downing
Released within the early Nineteen Fifties, C. S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia have been proclaimed quick kid's classics and feature been hailed within the Oxford spouse to kid's Literature as "the so much sustained success in delusion for kids by way of a 20th-century author." yet how may perhaps Lewis (a ambitious critic, student, and Christian apologist)conjure up the type of adventures within which generations of kids (and adults) take such satisfaction? during this attractive and insightful booklet, C. S. Lewis professional David C. Downing invitations readers to affix his bright exploration of the Chronicles of Narnia, providing a close examine the mesmerizing tales themselves and in addition targeting the intense mind and mind's eye of the guy in the back of the Wardrobe.Downing provides every one Narnia booklet as its personal little cloth wardrobe - every one story a chance to find a visionary global of bustling power, glowing good looks, and religious readability. And Downing's exam of C. S. Lewis's own existence exhibits how the content material of those vintage kid's books displays Lewis's love of ask yourself and tale, his affection for animals and homespun issues, his smart observations approximately human nature, with his giant interpreting, powerful humor, theological speculations, medieval scholarship, and arcane linguistic jokes. A enjoyable word list of wierd and invented phrases will permit readers to talk with Narnian aptitude, regaling family and friends with strange phrases like cantrips, poltoonery, hastilude, and skirling. A masterful paintings that might attract either new and pro enthusiasts of Narnia, Into the cloth cabinet bargains a trip past Narnia's deceptively easy floor and into its richly textured and unforeseen depths.