Author: Sherry Helms
“Commemorating the 60th Publishing Anniversary of C. S. Lewis’s first installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series”
You first read it when you were very young, and now you barely remember it. Besides, you read it in installments. For new generations, all the seven Chronicles of this magical and thrilling epic are compiled together in a single volume with the title ” The Chronicles of Narnia 60th Anniversary Edition “. This volume is presented as a tribute to the 60th publishing anniversary of the very first book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
The Chronicles of Narnia 60th Anniversary Edition is a modern conception of The Chronicles of Narnia series written by the one-time Oxford don, C. S. Lewis. It brings all the seven installments of the series under a single roof, but in non-chronological orders.
If you are an adult and have already read this series, the anniversary edition, which is compiled in disrupted order, will be a good read for you. Reading the series in chronological order again will become monotonous for you after reading a few chapters. Also, this new order will help you understand the ambiguity of the story.
But if you are new to this series, read the new volume in the correct order such as ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’, ‘Prince Caspian’, ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, ‘The Silver Chair’, ‘The Horse and His Boy’, ‘The Magician’s Nephew’, and ‘The Last Battle’.
The fact that makes this special edition praiseworthy is the inclusion of the map and a time line of Narnian history, making this a better Lewis/Narnian collectible. At the end of the book, there is a section “Beyond the Wardrobe: The Official Guide to Narnia,” which supplies a kind of Narnia dictionary with 30 pages of character descriptions and commentary on the themes.
While offering a new approach to the C. S. Lewis’s fantasy series of the time The Chronicles of Narnia, the 60th Anniversary Edition of the series can earn a good worth to your bookshelf.