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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Pauline Baynes

C. S. Lewis

Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full colour on a full colour ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices.Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free.Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, pick up The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.



Illustrated by Pauline Baynes


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Ebook Edition © MAY 2009 ISBN: 9780007325054

Version: 2018–05–23

To Lucy Barfield


I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand, a word you say, but I shall still be

your affectionate Godfather,



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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Chapter One - Lucy Looks into a Wardrobe

Chapter Two - What Lucy Found There

Chapter Three - Edmund and the Wardrobe

Chapter Four - Turkish Delight

Chapter Five - Back on This Side of the Door

Chapter Six - Into the Forest

Chapter Seven - A Day with the Beavers

Chapter Eight - What Happened After Dinner

Chapter Nine - In the Witch’s House

Chapter Ten - The Spell Begins to Break

Chapter Eleven - Aslan is Nearer