Item description for The Silver Chair (Chronicles Of Narnia #6) by C. S. Lewis...
Overview The abridged recording of the sixth volume in the timeless and enchanting Narnia classic, performed by Ian Richardson. Two hours on one cassette. Read by Ian Richardson.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.11" Width: 4.4" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Mar 31, 1989
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series Chronicles Of Narnia
Series Number 6
ISBN 0898458757 ISBN13 9780898458756
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis, born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898, was for more than thirty years Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the time of his death in 1963 was professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University. His many books -- of fiction, poetry, theology, literary scholarship, and autobiography -- include The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, Miracles, and the seven volumes that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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The Silver Chair (hardcover) Dec 2, 2009
It was not disclosed that this book was clearly previously part of a boxed set. The text on the binding & dustjacket clearly indicate this. This should have been disclosed. If it had been, I would not have purchased the item but rather bought the book (as a standalone printing)from another seller.
A prince of a tale Aug 14, 2009
This is the sixth story in the Chronicles of Narnia (see list below) and immediately follows The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, in which we said farewell to Edmund and Lucy Pevensie and met Eustace Scrubb.
Not long has passed, on Earth, since the last tale. Eustace attends a very progressive, liberal, school called Experiment House, where some students engage in bullying without consequence. Eustace was one of the bullies, before his time on the Dawn Treader. Now, he helps out one of the victims of the bullies, a girl named Jill. They flee a group of bullies and, after Eustace calls out to Aslan, they end up in Aslan's country.
Because of a minor mishap, Eustace gets sent on to Narnia before Aslan can explain his mission there. Jill, who does not know Aslan, gets the instructions and is sent on. It turns out that decades have passed in Narnia, and King Caspian X is an old man, whose wife was killed by a serpent and whose only child, Prince Rilian, disappeared on a quest to avenge his mother's death. As Jill and Eustace arrive, Caspian has set off, by ship, in search of Rilian, but not in the right direction. The task of finding the prince falls to Jill and Eustace.
In their quest, they are joined by Puddleglum, a Marsh-wiggle (tall, thin human-like person with a muddy complexion). They journey far, face hostile and unintelligent giants, face seemingly-friendly and intelligent giants, dwarves of unknown intent, and a witch who might or might not be Jadis, the White Witch who has long sought to overthrow Aslan and rule Narnia. This witch, the Green Witch, has a plot to rule Narnia. The two children and the Marsh-wiggle must find Rilian and avoid the fatal enchantments of the witch. They travel far to the north, and then deep underground, before completing their trip. Do they find Rilian? Can they escape the witch? Can they get back to Narnia?
The settings described in this book might be the most imaginative in the entire series, right up there with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Some of the underground settings reminded me of Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth, while some of subterranean residents were ones that contemporary fantasy writers, like Charles de Lint and Neil Gaiman, would appreciate.
The writing retains the rich quality of the series. Eustace and Jill are well-developed characters, but Prince Rilian and the Green Witch seemed a bit more like stock fantasy types, the Brash Hero and The Evil Sorceress. I did like Puddleglum, who came across as a mixture of L. Frank Baum's Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz and A.A. Milne's Eeyore from the Winnie the Pooh stories, resulting in a charming character who somehow managed to inspire Eustace and Jill through his relentless pessimism and odd mixture of cheerful and gloomy demeanor.
Two other issues bothered me slightly about the story. The circumstances around the death of Prince Rilian's mother were widely known, but Eustace, Jill, and Puddleglum did not suspect the initially-friendly woman in green? While none of them had dealt with the White Witch, they knew of the legend. Also, the titles of the previous stories were highly relevant to their respective stories, but the silver chair was not all that important to the story-line here.
While I think this story is a slight step down from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, it is still one of the best of the series. Its main characters and fantastical settings made it quite memorable.
If you like the Narnia tales, try The Book of Names: A Novel (Legends of Karac Tor)
That was fun! Jul 24, 2009
I really liked this little book. It was a fun ride and I had no idea what was going to happen. I especially loved the Marsh Wiggle! This was probably my favorite of all of the series. I didn't read the 1st (or 2nd) book The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, but I read all of the other ones.
Even though The Silver Chair is the fourth installment, It should be read sixth, after The Voyage of the Dawn Trader. May 12, 2009
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 and illustrated by Pauline Baynes.
The books contain Christian ideas made easily accessible to young readers. They are not pedantic, however, and their richness of adventure, color, and ideas have made them favorites of children and adults, Christians and non-Christians. In addition to Christian themes, Lewis also borrows characters from Greek and Roman mythology as well as traditional British and Irish fairy tales.
Even though The Silver Chair is the fourth installment, It should be read sixth, after The Voyage of the Dawn Trader. Older editions of the book reflect this decision. Lewis grandson later changed the order so that the books were in chronological order.
Completed in the spring of 1951 and published in 1953, The Silver Chair is the first Narnia book Lewis wrote without the Pevensie children. In their place, Aslan calls Eustace back to Narnia together with his classmate Jill Pole. There they are given four signs to find Prince Rilian, Caspian's son, who had been kidnapped ten years earlier. Eustace and Jill, with the help of Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle and many others, face great danger before finding Rilian, who has lost his memory due to enchantment by a silver chair.
A Wild Magical Adventure Dec 23, 2008
This book is part of The Chronicles of Narnia and involves the children Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole who come into Narnia through the work of Aslan while being chased by bullies at their school. Aslan charges the children with finding Prince Rilian who has disappeared years earlier and gives them four signs to help them in their quest. The fourth involves doing something in the name of Aslan. At one point they find themselves the guests of giants only to later discover that their status will change from guests to items on the menu and they make a difficult escape. The book is written simply but beautifully and is full of strange creatures to beguile and endear or to give one the creeps. Fun reading.