Item description for The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Narnia (Complete Idiots Guide) by James Bell...
Overview "Everything you want to know about Narnia a]" This fun-to-read reference guide goes through each book in Lewisas bestselling fantasy series, examining characters and events for literary and religious comparison. Includes: explanations of how Lewisas life experiences influenced the "Chronicles"; examples of Lewisas rich use of symbolism and allegory; a breakdown of characters and events; well-researched parallels between the world of Narnia and Christianity, and more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2007
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Complete Idiots Guide
ISBN 1592576176 ISBN13 9781592576173
Reviews - What do customers think about The Complete Idiot's Guide to the World of Narnia?
Engrossing and insightful. May 9, 2008
Libraries carrying the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, whether they be school libraries or public lending libraries, will find THE WORLD OF NARNIA a perfect reader's guide to the settings, characters, and social and religious concepts of Narnia. From the mythos and history behind C.S. Lewis' creating to insights specific to each book in the series, this reader's guide offers up plenty of food for thought which students in particular will find engrossing and insightful.
Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch
Great for Christmas gift Nov 24, 2007
The Complete Idiot's Guide to The World of Narnia by James S. Bell Jr. and Cheryl Dunlop is an encyclopedic study of the different aspects of this imaginary and mythic world created by C.S. Lewis. It includes the pertinent facts of Lewis life and what influenced his writing. The book has excellent information about myths and fairy tales and how they relate to Narnia. There is discussion of the morals Lewis is teaching through story. And the characters and their relationships of the humans and the Narnians are explained, as well as the map of this imaginary world. Literary illusions and hidden truths are pointed out. This guide will help adults and children navigate the wonderland of Narnia and its related books.