Sunday, August 19, 2012

18. The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis

Although it was originally published sixth, this book is the prequel to the Chronicles of Narnia and introduces characters, setting and events helpful to the reader in understanding the series. It is set in 1900 London and there are autobiographical elements particularly connecting Lewis and Digory Kirke who grows up to become the professor who takes in  evacuated children, during World War II,  in the successive books.

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