The Magician's Nephew by C S Lewis - 50th Anniversary Edition, first edition thus - Vintage Book, Chronicles of Narnia, Chris Van Allsburg

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50th anniversary edition of The Magician's Nephew, the first volume of the The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.

Written by C. S. Lewis. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Jacket art by Chris Van Allsburg. 1994, first edition thus. HarperCollins Publishers.

CHAPTER ONE - THE WRONG DOOR

"This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child. It is a very important story because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began.

"In those days Mr. Sherlock Holmes was still living in Baker Street and the Bastables were looking for treasure in the Lewisham Road. In those days, if you were a boy you had to wear a stiff Eton collar every day, and schools were usually nastier than now. But meals were nicer, and as for sweets, I won't tell you how cheap and good they were, because it would only make your mouth water in vain. And in those days there lived in London a girl named Polly Plummer."

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"When Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory's peculiar Uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. What happens to the children when they touch Uncle Andrew's magic rings is far beyond anything even the old magician could have imagined."

British writer C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963) has enthralled generations of young readers with The Chronicles of Narnia, part of the canon of children's literature.

The books were renumbered according to Lewis's original wishes for the 50th anniversary reissue, the first time The Chronicles appeared in his preferred order.

The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle

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