Key title For the first time, an edition of Lewis's classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author's non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive "P.S." section about the history of the book, plus a sample chapter from its sequel. New edition designed for adults - fully reset and without the distraction of someone else's drawings, the stories have a surprisingly mature quality. Includes a unique "P.S." section about the history of this particular book, plus a sample chapter from the next novel. A smart cover design packaged to match the C.S. Lewis adult Signature Classics, for those who like to read and collect all his books in a uniform edition. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe live-action film will open internationally on 9 December and is predicted to become another Lord of the Rings-style movie phenomenon. Sales of The Lord of the Rings increased ten-fold on release of the first movie. Published in June to capitalise on the pre-film hype - the first trailer hits UK cinemas in May 2005. Sales of the Lord of the Rings books began to accelerate six months before the first film was released.
Clive Staples Lewis, born in 1898, wrote many books for adults, though the science fiction Cosmic Trilogy and the Narnia septet were his only works of fiction. The final title, The Last Battle, published in 1956, won the Carnegie Award, the highest mark of excellence in children's literature.
This BBC radio performance recreates the world of Narnia where Eustace, Jill, and Puddleglum embark on a quest to rescue an enchanted prince. Talented actors and authentic sound effects enhance the drama and excitement of this fantasy adventure.
"The magic of C.S. Lewis's parallel universe never fades." The Times "When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness." C S Lewis