The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It is the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia. Among all the author’s books, it is also the most widely held in libraries.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Summary
Four children named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy go to the country to live in the large, mysterious house of an old Professor during the London air raids. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe!
One rainy day, the children take the opportunity to explore the house, peeking into spare bedrooms and old passageways, until Lucy, the youngest, pauses to look into a large wardrobe sitting in an empty room. She crawls past the long fur coats and finds herself standing in the middle of a forest. It is night, and snow is falling, though in London it is summer.
She walks toward an iron lamp-post and, thinking it is strange to come to a lamp-post in the middle of a wood, is met by a very surprised faun.
This faun, confirming that Lucy is a human girl, or a “Daughter of Eve”, invites her for tea, snacks, stories, and music in his cozy little cave. She trusts the faun and follows him, staying with him for what seems like many hours.
Suddenly, she exclaims that she must be getting back, and the faun, Mr. Tumnus, begins to cry. He explains that he is in the service of the evil White Witch, who has cast a spell over Narnia so that it is always winter, yet never Christmas. Narnia is the name of the world into which Lucy has stumbled, a world that stretches from the lamp-post to the eastern sea.
Mr. Tumnus, however, decides to save Lucy, and leads her quietly back to the lamp-post. She flees through the wardrobe door, and, tumbling out, cries that she is alright. For her brothers and sisters, however, no time has passed since they had last seen her. Lucy excitedly shares with them the news about Narnia, but when they check inside the wardrobe, they find that it is quite ordinary. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe!
The next rainy day, while the children play hide-and-seek, Lucy crawls back into the wardrobe. Edmund, seeing her disappear, follows her and finds himself standing in the middle of a wood on a winter day. He reaches the lamp-post, calling out to Lucy, when a sledge pulled by reindeer comes to a halt.
A lady in white fur with a gold wand and crown announces that she is Queen of Narnia and asks Edmund who he is. When she realizes that he is a human boy, or a “Son of Adam”, she invites him to sit with her in her sledge, and conjures for him a warm drink and, at his request, a box of Turkish Delights.
As Edmund eats the Turkish Delights, she tells him to return with his brother and sisters to her house, which she points out between the two hills in the distance. She leaves him at the lamp-post, still craving more Turkish Delights. Lucy finds him and is excited that he has made it through; together, they tumble out of the wardrobe, and Edmund tells Susan and Peter that they had been pretending to be in Narnia. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe!
Download Other Books ==>>
- The Intelligent Investor Pdf Download | 638 Pages
- The House of Hades Pdf Download | 367 Pages
- The Screwtape Letters Pdf Download | 98 Pages
About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis was a British writer and Anglican lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe!