Bodley Head, 1960, Green Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Third Impression, Illustrated By: Pauline Baynes,
The Magician's Nephew is a prequel to the 'Chronicles of Narnia' & was the sixth published of the seven novels in the series although the first story in chronological order. Lewis began The Magician's Nephew soon after completing The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, spurred by a friend's question about the lamp-post in the middle of nowhere, but he needed more than five years to complete it. The middle third of the novel features creation of the Narnia world by Aslan the lion, centred at a lamp-post brought by accidental observers from London during year 1900. The visitors then participate in the beginning of Narnia history, 1000 years before The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (which inaugurated the series in 1950). The frame story set in England features two children ensnared in experimental travel via "the wood between the worlds". Thus, the novel shows Narnia and our middle-age world to be only two of many in a multiverse that changes as some worlds begin and others end. It also explains the origin of foreign elements in Narnia, not only the lamp-post but the White Witch and a human king and queen. The story includes several autobiographical elements and it explores a number of themes with general moral and Christian implications including atonement, original sin, temptation, and the order of nature. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 183 pages. light marking to pages 14/15 & 38/39. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. some foxing to end-papers & page edges. Silver titles spine. shadow of a bookmark left too long between pages 26/27, some marks to covers & slight corner bumping but a sound copy. green cloth; illustrated throughout by b/w. drawings. Illustrator: Pauline Baynes,. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children; Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3100.