Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [Paperback] Brown, Devin
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Product Description The Chronicles of Narnia series has sold over 85 million copies worldwide and single-handedly introduced people of all ages to the central doctrines of Christianity. Anticipating the December 2005 Walden Media/Walt Disney Pictures release of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, this book guides readers through the novel that started it all. Inside Narnia offers a close reading of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Tracing through the book chapter by chapter, Devin Brown explores the features of C. S. Lewis's writing, supplies supplemental information on Lewis's life and other books, offers comments and opinions from other Lewis scholars, and shows the work's rich meanings. Insightful and thorough, Inside Narnia will dig deeper into Lewis's magical world to reveal biblical truths that often go uncovered. Fans of C. S. Lewis and those who will meet him through the upcoming film release will want to read this book. Review An indispensable reference for readers to familiarize themselves with a great book. -- InFuze magazine, Matt Winslow In true CSI fashion...Brown dusts for fingerprints and shines his ultraviolet light into every nook and cranny of Narnia. -- HollywoodJesus.com, Kevin Miller This book often reads like an engaging running commentary rather than a mere collection of essays. Highly recommended. -- Library Journal, November 15, 2005 Well-written and readable, even for those to whom literary analysis brings back horrific memories of freshman English classes. -- BookPage, November 1, 2005 From the Back Cover Discover the land of Narnia-where the everyday and the mystical mingle Do you know all there is to know about this land and its creator? - Why does the wardrobe lead to Narnia only at specific moments? - Were the children modeled after any particular people in C. S. Lewis's life? - Why did Lewis choose the animals he did, and why did he allow them the ability to talk? Such questions are explored in this riveting analysis of C. S. Lewis's magical world. Tracing through The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe chapter by chapter, Devin Brown explores fascinating symbols, hidden meanings, and easily missed details that swirl in and around Lewis's famous story. Whether you're a book or movie lover-or both-Inside Narnia will heighten your understanding of a world where the real and imaginary come together. "One can hardly imagine a more thoroughgoing, encyclopedic treatment of the first of the Narnia Chronicles."--Bruce Edwards, professor of English, Bowling Green State University "Devin Brown offers readers a detailed and delightful look at what influenced Lewis's writing of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe-including borrowings, parallels, and allusions. Inside Narnia should be on the shelf of all serious devotees of the Chronicles of Narnia."--Don W. King, author, C. S. Lewis, Poet "Longtime fans of the Chronicles as well as newcomers to the series will find this book both insightful and informative."--Jerry Walls, author, C. S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer About the Author Devin Brown (Ph.D., University of South Carolina) is a Lilly scholar and professor of English at Asbury University. A C. S. Lewis aficionado, Brown has been regularly writing, teaching, and lecturing on C. S. Lewis for more than ten years. Brown lives in Lexington, Kentucky.