The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was written by C.S. Lewis and published in 1950.
Narnia...a land frozen in eternal winter...a country waiting to be set free. Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia - a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change...and a great sacrifice.
Plot Summary Edit
Main Characters Edit
- Peter Pevensie - The oldest of four children who find themselves transported to Narnia. He acts like a parent to the other three children.
- Susan Pevensie - The oldest of the Pevensie girls. She is very practical and acts like a mother to the other three children.
- Edmund Pevensie - The youngest Pevensie boy. He is very bull-headed and selfish at times.
- Lucy Pevensie - The youngest Pevensie child. She is very inquisitive and adventerous.
- The White Witch - The evil ruler of Narnia. She is keeping the land in total, endless winter.
- Mr. Tumnus - A fawn who befriends Lucy Pevensie in Narnia. He may be hiding a secret.
- Aslan - Known as the Great Lion, he is the one and only true king of Narnia who has not been seen for some time.
Memorable Quotes Edit
"She is a perfectly terrible person," said Lucy. "She calls herself the Queen of Narnia thought she has no right to be queen at all, and all the Fauns and Dryands and Naiads and Dwarfs and Animals—at least all the good ones—simply hate her. And she can turn people into stone and do all kinds of horrible things. And she has made a magic so that it is always winter in Narnia—always winter, but it never gets to Christmas. And she drives about on a sledge, drawn by reindeer, with her wand in her hand and a crown on her head."
"And now a very curious thing happened. None of the children knew who Aslan was any more than you do; but the moment the Beaver had spoken [his name] everyone felt quite different.... At the name of Aslan each one of the children felt something jump in its inside. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delicious smell or some delightful strain of music had just floated by her. And Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is the beginning of the holidays or the beginning of summer."
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Additional Information Edit
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has been adapted for television, stage, radio and cinema, including the BBC serial The Chronicles of Narnia. A Walt Disney Pictures film, entitled The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was released in December 2005 and has grossed over $740 million worldwide.