Chronicles of Narnia

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Chronicles of Narnia
Introduction | Books | Characters | Places | Major Events | Timeline | Index


Welcome to the wiki-based annotated text and analysis Wikibook for the Narnia books by C. S. Lewis. It is organized to limit the accidental revealing of spoiler information and strives to provide an extensive detailing of Narnia.

Book Contents[edit]

If you wish to browse the entire Chronicles, you may use this page to move through the book.

Where To Start[edit]

This book is built to handle several different levels of readers of the Narnia series. Therefore, the book has several pages available that detail suggested reading guides for specific levels of reading:

  • Beginner - Readers who are new to the Narnia series in general. This page should be used by readers who have read only a small amount of the Narnia books or are just interested in a general overview of the storyline and biographical information.
  • Intermediate - Readers who have read most of the Narnia series and are clued in to many of the principal characters and places. Analysis for characters, places, and events and detailed summaries of the books.
  • Advanced - Readers who have read the entire series and are looking to develop detailed knowledge of the books' content and realize the greater picture. A slight step up from the intermediate level, almost every topic in the book is covered, providing a comprehensive view of the series.

All text is available to anyone who happens to want to read it; we do not "turn off" text if you are not at the proper level. Also, the level warnings mark the end of specific levels: beginners who do not want their reading experience spoiled should read up to the "Beginner warning" or "Spoiler warning" tag; intermediate readers similarly should read only up to the "Intermediate warning" tag. Advanced readers presumably have already read the entire series, and are fully aware of the various facts in the series, so they cannot have their enjoyment of the series damaged by anything in this book. Thus, there is no tag for Advanced readers, as there is no place where they should stop reading.

This book is a study guide meant to accompany the reading of the Narnia series in a course context; it is not meant to replace the books. This book does not contain the full text of the series; to include the full text of the series in that manner would be violation of copyright. We strongly recommend that if you do not already own a copy of the Narnia series, a very good place to start, even before looking any further at this Guide, is to obtain copies of the seven books in the series.

If You Want To Help[edit]

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Major Sections[edit]

Wikibook Development Stages
Sparse text 0% Developing text 25% Maturing text 50% Developed text 75% Comprehensive text 100%
  • Books - Chapter by chapter guides to the individual books 0% developed  as of 18 Jan 2009
  • Characters - Descriptions and analyses of the major and minor characters 0% developed  as of 18 Jan 2009
  • Places - Explanations of where the characters go and what is discovered 0% developed  as of 18 Jan 2009
  • Major Events - Analysis of important events that stand out 0% developed  as of 18 Jan 2009
  • Timeline - Chronological overview of actions and events occurring before, during, and after the events in each of the Narnia books 0% developed  as of 18 Jan 2009

Book Goals[edit]

  • Provide an extensive detailing of all theNarnia books, characters, places, and events
  • Offer critical commentary and analysis of the books and characters presented to help others better understand detailed situations
  • Develop a comprehensive index which allows for easy lookup of information for reference readers
  • Minimize unnecessary spoilers through a structured set of pages that allow the reader to explore storyline content as deep as he/she wishes to go