The writings of C. S. Lewis have been translated into over 30 languages. His books continue to sell more than a million copies a year. The Chronicles Of Narnia alone have sold over 100 million copies.
So what is it about the celebrated imagination of this controversial and widely loved former atheist and Oxford professor of English that has inspired spirituality and intrigued both children and adults for decades?
In the following pages, RBC Research Editor Dennis Fisher provides summaries and explanations for the Chronicles that we hope will introduce many not only to the world of Narnia but, more important, to the story behind the stories.
Martin R. De Haan II